John and Janet 2012 Oregon travel blog

Our Boat

Earthen Dam

Our Launch Area

Volcanic Rock

John Is Ready

We're Off


John Casts

Box Canyon


Raven's Nest

Box Canyon

Osprey Nest

Osprey Takes Off



Rock Chuck


Get The Net

It Counts!

We get through the night with the electricity off for four hours. It is not our best night’s sleep but we have no problems. I hope West Yellowstone enjoys their fiber optics.

We meet our guide, Mike, at the Trout Shop. He is a wealth of information. In the winter, he is a guide in Yellowstone.

We travel south on Route 20. At Targhee Pass (7,072 feet), we again cross the continental divide. We are in Idaho. If I am reading the map correctly, the divide forms the border of Idaho and Montana.

It is beautiful country. We pass Henry Lake. We are in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which borders Yellowstone.

Our guide explains that we are over the second largest caldera in the world. The largest is in Africa. The canyon was formed by volcanic activity and not by glaciers.

In Last Chance, Idaho, we launch the boat on Henrys Fork of the Snake River. It is a beautiful float through Box Canyon. I see many osprey, a raven’s nest, and rock chucks (marmots).

As for the fish catching, it is not that good. John spends the day casting. He has maybe four hookups. The only rainbow he gets to the boat is very small. He lands the fish as the RV is in sight. At least he catches a fish.

I think we are a little early for fishing this area. The fishing has not “turned on” yet. This is the first float trip of the year for our guide. It was a good day nonetheless. Tomorrow we head back into Yellowstone.

Campground: Yellowstone Grizzly RV

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