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First View of Tetons

June 30, 2012

The ride today (June 29) was wonderful!  We rode from West Yellowstone, Montana a little west and then crossed back into Idaho and rode basically south for the rest of the day, ending in Ashton, Idaho. Here is a picture of the signs at the border.


This was at 7072 feet and we crossed the Continental Divide again.

We spent a good part of today’s ride on Idaho Highway 47, also called Mesa Falls Scenic Drive. From there, we got our first glimpse of the Tetons. Here’s how they looked.


We kept on rolling along and had our lunch break near the overlook for lower Mesa Falls.


I thought one of the best parts of the day was seeing HUGE rainbow trout in the Warm River. This was near a bridge over the river about six miles below the Lower Mesa Falls overlook. There is a platform that allows a great look at the fish. The fish had spawned and were guarding their redds. No fishing is allowed, but feeding is. One man had brought a loaf of bread, which they loved, and there was also a dispenser to purchase regular fish food. At one point, a gull came by and battled the fish for a big hunk of white bread. Here’s a shot of the episode. It’s hard to get a shot of fish under water, but if you use your imagination you can make them out.


Tomorrow, we climb Teton Pass and end the day in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


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