One of the Arcadia Valley Romance authors, Valerie Comer, made a road trip in October, 2016, to the Twin Falls, Idaho, area, near the setting of the fictional town of Arcadia Valley. These are a few of the photos from her trip to help you visualize some of the places mentioned in the stories.
There are two kinds of terrain around Twin Falls. Where there is good farmland (and there’s a lot of it!) it is mostly irrigated.
Crates of the Moon National Monument is nearby, and the volcanic flows run toward (and past) Twin Falls. Where there is volcanic rock, it doesn’t really count as farmland.
The Perrine Bridge crosses the Snake River, with Twin Falls on the southern bank. It is the only bridge in the USA from which base-jumping is legal. The drop to the river is just under 500 feet.
Looking east along the Snake River from the Perrine Bridge.
Looking west along the Snake River from the Twin Falls Visitor Center beside the Perrine Bridge, with a view of Centennial Park and the golf course.
In 1974, Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon on a steam-powered “skycycle.” He failed the jump, parachuted to safety, and suffered only a broken nose.
The earthen jump is about two miles east of Twin Falls on private property.
Zip the Snake zipline is mentioned in one of the novellas. Valerie was totally going to zip, but the operator never answered her phone call with a zip time.
Just west of the Perrine Bridge and along the bottom of the canyon, motor boats and paddle boats can access the Snake River from Centennial Park.
The authors modeled downtown Arcadia Valley after downtown Twin Falls.
The Shoshone Falls apparently are spectacular in spring. In October, there is so little water that all of it is diverted through the hydro-electric dam!
Spectacular houses with spectacular views perch along the Snake River Canyon. Would YOU want to live on the edge?