5 years ago

Not really my idea of a hike as it is down a wide paved path over the Malad river to some sign boards back to the parking lot which is about a tenth of a mile hike then one can go down the east side of the canyon either in a car or walk down the very nice gravel road dodging cars along the canyon and look over once in a while. Ok I grew up in the area and in the day this hike was started insdie the gorge on the south side of the small Idaho Power Reservoir where one could scramble over the small dam and explore the many waterfalls and creeks pouring out of the sides of the gorge that is unseen from the upper "trail", one could catch crayfish while skinnydipping in one of the many pools found along side the canyons walls, the fishing was excellent in the small reservoir, and the hike was very difficult but rewarding to make it up to the devils washbowl and dive into it's small pool. Now there is a Idaho Power gate across the road with a no trespassing sign, didnt know that use of a river allowed idaho power to prevent access to a beautiful canyon and am trying to open this area back up but will probably take a legal action to make it happen which is sad