In addition to caves, Jump Creek Canyon holds a secret: a waterfall. My uncle Irving did a good job of representing it in three photos. The waterfall is high enough and close enough to the trail that only an extreme wide angle lens could take in the entire scene in one frame. The contrast in lighting between the sunny desert and the shaded canyon was also a challenge for pre-digital photographic equipment.

Above Waterfall at Jump Creek Canyon, Idaho

Above Waterfall at Jump Creek Canyon, Idaho

Waterfall at Jump Creek Canyon, Owyhee County, Idaho

Waterfall at Jump Creek Canyon, Owyhee County, Idaho

Jump Creek Waterfall, Owyhee County, Idaho

Jump Creek Waterfall, Owyhee County, Idaho

1954 photos by Irving Cornell

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