Kootenai Falls


Columbia Falls, United States

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Shaun took this in Spring of 2010, a few miles west of Libby, Montana (USA). This is the area of the Kootenai River where parts of the film, “A River Wild” was filmed. We were living near here, in Troy, when the movie was being made and watched part of the filming from the highway.

Photo taken by Shaun Emerson, with a Nikon CoolPix P90 camera, using the zoom lens.

The following information was taken from visitmt.com.

“Kootenai Falls is the largest undammed falls in the state and a major attraction to those traveling through the area. It offers an unforgettable and breathtaking view as the Kootenai River loses 300 feet in elevation traveling a few hundred yards down river. A pleasant surprise to any photographer or nature lover. An attraction at the falls is a swinging bridge that provides access to the opposite side of the Kootenai River, a prime Montana fishery.

To the Kootenai tribe, the falls is a sacred site. They view it as the center of the world, a place where tribal members can commune with the spiritual forces that give direction to the tribe and to individual members. Archaeological evidence shows the Kootenai had Native American sweat lodges and encampments up and down he river valley from Pipe Creek, (where light clay was found for pipes) to the falls area."

9/15/10 – Featured in the GLITTER, SPARKLE & SHINE Group.
6/7/12 – Featured in the LAKES AND INLAND WATERWAYS Group.

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