Before 9/11, we were fortunate enough to go on a tour of Folsom Dam in August 2000. Now that the dam is likely closed to the public forever, we truly appreciate that tour even more. Here are some photos of the tour
and the spectacular views from the top of the dam.

Walking in gave the best shot.

Closeup shot

It’s apparently quite a sight when water is being released!

Another closeup

Inside the dam

Outside, looking up (upper right is where most shots are taken)


Long pipeline inside of the dam

Looking down at the spillway

Looking up one of the pipes

The view from above (Folsom Prison in upper left)

Entrance to the facility is on right

Looking down… that first step is a doozie!

Looking on to the Dam Road

Looking straight at Folsom Prison

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