Shoshone Falls is 212 ft tall.
It seems higher when you are standing in the river at cliff's edge peering over to see the bottom.
If you've ever been to a gargantuan falls, you know that the roar of the water rushing over is deafening. People have nicknamed this falls the "Niagra of the West", and it's plenty fitting.
I got pretty wet and muddy getting to this vantage point, and I'm sure I could’ve gotten into some trouble for doing so, but I'd gladly do it again. The adrenaline in situations like this is insane, the sensory overload awe-inspiring, and the satisfaction when walking away keeps a smile on my face for days.
I love landscape photography because it necessitates me being out in nature so often. It doesn't get more "in" than this.
Cheers and happy 2012 to all my photogs out there. I hope to see you out here, at the precipice, as often as possible.