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Aug 21, 2015 - Driggs, ID

On the way to meet up with our friends, Tom and Donna, we took a scenic drive on a dirt road - The Pilot Mountain Wild Horse Scenic Byway. You can tell that we were in a rental car - ours would have never ventured onto a gravel road. We saw sage grouse, deer and YES wild horses. How cool is that. We went through Rawlins, WY which has many murals on their buildings. We also went through Pinedale and took another dirt scenic drive on their Skyline Drive. We then met up with Tom and Donna in Idaho and were treated to a delicious home cooked...

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The Smokey Wild West

Sep 12, 2012 - Jackson WY and St Anthony, ID

Today we left Driggs for Jackson WY, over the Teton Pass. The grade from Idaho to Jackson is 10% grade for about 10 miles, pretty tough on the brakes. When in Jackson, realized it was pretty much a ski and art gallery town, so after lunch we left. Didn't take a lot of pictures due to the smoke from the fire, in the canyon behind the Snow King Resort. Saw the feature of town I have seen in films, the elk antler arches at town square, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar...and something new, the Snake River Brewing Company. While preparing to leave...

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The Thompson's

Aug 20, 2012 - Targhee Ski Area

Today we set off to Targhee Ski Area, about 20 miles from Victor Idaho near Driggs Idaho, all on the West side of the Tetons. The ski area was really great tho' we didn't get there until about 1:30. We had a wonderful lunch sitting at the bottom of the ski lift but by the time we finished our lunch the dark clouds had begun to gather and we decided against riding the lift and taking the hike back down. Our reputation for hiking and being rained and hailed on had us a little skeptical. We did however, look for huckleberries as we have done...

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Sep 12, 2010 - Last day in the Tetons

Had an easy day enjoying one last ride in the Tetons area. Drove around the beautiful Pallisades reservoir and followed Joe to beautiful and isolated (well, maybe just isolated) Freedom, Wyoming (population 100). After the ride we went through Jackson, Wyoming to check out the sites and shops. Cherie and Dennis lasted about 20 minutes and opted out for the ride back to the cabin for beer and sitting in the sun. Joe and Mary spent the afternoon browsing the art shops and checking out the local scenery. Tonight is the last night here in the...

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West on Two Wheels

Sep 11, 2010 - Gorgeous Day in the Tetons

Today the sun was shining and the skies clear with few fluffy white clouds. We set out for Tetons National Park and were delighted with warmer temps and minimal winds. Coming through the pass, the mountains had a fresh coat of snow with the remains on the sides of the road-all the more reason to travel on with our sunny day! Entering the park, the mountains rose sharply from the flat sagebrush covered flatlands. We saw few deer and a bear was sited. We continued to Jenny Lake, where we enjoyed our picnic lunch, then caught a ferry across...

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West on Two Wheels

Sep 9, 2010 - Yellowstone to Tetons

How more fitting to conclude our visit to Yellowstone Park than with day hikes in Yellowstone Canyon and a trip to Old Faithful. A few isolated showers did not distract us from enjoying the beauty of the multi-colored canyon wall eroded over the centuries by the Yellowstone River as it cascaded over the upper and lower falls. A short ride through Firehole Canyon provided some nice scenery to conclude a nice day of experiencing the park. Leaving Gardiner and our friendly host, Tom, we traveled to Old Faithful to experience its legendary...

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West on Two Wheels

Jun 25, 2010 - Mosquitoes!

Since Driggs, Idaho is on the back side of the Tetons, we again crawled over Teton Pass with its 10% grade and 20 mph snaky curves. We avoided congested Jackson, WY by taking the Moose-Wilson Road (partially gravel) and coming into the park the back way. Arriving at Jenny Lake, we took off on a little-used trail called Moose Ponds Trail. The trail is right at the foot of the Teton Range and it was cool to have them towering over us. What was not cool was the mosquito population. Until now, we have had no problem with insects as it has been...

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Jun 24, 2010 - Moose bonanza

Our adventures today took us back over Teton Pass, through Jackson and into Grand Teton National Park. We were in the park only briefly, however. First we took the time to view the old barn on Mormon Road that is supposed to be the most photographed barn in North America. It is featured on many calendars and is quite picturesque. We took a number of pictures and there were joined by quite a few other people who took their own pictures. Finishing that task, we found ourselves another one of those dirt roads we love which took us out of the...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Last look

It was a travel day today. After 12 days in Cooke City, Montana, we moved to Driggs, Idaho. The trip should have taken 4 1/2 hours. We made it in just 9 hours - pretty good! We are actually on the back side of the Teton Mountains from Grand Teton National Park. Since we are further south now, we have noted that the tulips are in their last stages of bloom. Our journey today took us the length of Yellowstone National Park and through Jackson, Wyoming. As we journeyed, we saw a lot of wildlife again: deer, mountain goats, bison, black bear,...

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Jul 15, 2009 - The Teton Celebration

Karla and I took two days to drive to Driggs, Idaho. The last and final event on our schedule this summer. Karla's older sister Barbara and Dick Emmons will celebrating there Fiftieth Wedding anniversary at their Teton Valley home. It will be a two week event with the major celebration on Saturday July 18th. On the way we did get to see Mike Voorhees and his three sons on the Payette river, practicing kayaking at a man made rapid called the Gutter. Mike is full time coaching and promoting his son Alec in freestyle Kayaking events. Alec is...

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