Ray Norton and Chuck Johnson are the winners!
Elk Creek Falls is the answer for Week 353 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
Join in the discovery!
Monday: Has several parts
Tuesday: Is a tourist attraction
Wednesday: Historic wagon road is a part
Thursday: Water is a big feature.
Friday: Most people hike into see them.
Saturday: The shortest drops 20 feet.
Elk Creek Falls has a number trails that traverse the area, some that go along historic wagon roads through the forest and some that pass by the site of a historic school. Various trails go to the three falls which are especially spectacular in May when they are roaring with spring run off and the woods are erupting with blooming violets, calypso orchids, amicas and anemones.
Lower Elk Creek Falls drops 50 feet into a narrow basalt gorge below an open hillside. Twisting Middle Creek Falls descends 70 feet down a rock face into a lower canyon and Upper Elk Creek Falls is the shortest at 20 feet.
For further information about the falls, call 208-875-1131 or check out the Clearwater National Forest web site at: www.fs.fed.us/r1/clearwater or http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/clearwater/VisitorInfo/Assets/Trail_Guide.pdf.
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