Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aug 26, Thursday - Grand Teton, Snake River, & Idaho

We crossed back into Grand Teton National Park and had some beautiful views of the range and Jenny Lake. After lunch we joined Mike the Guide on a Solitude Float Trip. We put in at Deadman's Bar on the Snake River, and went south for over 2 hours. Reed helped pull the raft out at the end. Still no moose, but we saw bald eagles, Canada geese and merganser ducks - the fastest swimming ducks in the world. One gave us a fine demonstration! The photo is of the glacier on Mt. Moran, named for the artist Thomas Moran who helped popularize and therefore preserve the area through his paintings.

Following that fine afternoon activity, we drove west and crossed the Rocky Mountains at Wilson Pass. In Idaho, we were surrounded by wheat farms instead of potatoes. We were too late for the Potato Museum, and also for the Shoshone - Bannock Museum on the Fort Hall Reservation. Two things to add to the agenda for a future trip. We arrived in Pocatello at 8:30 pm and had a swim before bedtime.

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