July 17, 2017
Today, we drove over to Idaho via Teton Pass.
The road was winding and steep, which made for great photos, but kept us on guard. The road was lined by vertical mountainsides, which were held back by mesh expanses to protect from rockfall. Signs warned of snowfall and rockfall, reminding drivers not to stop in certain high danger areas.
About 20 minutes through the pass, we crossed into Idaho. Just over the border, we came upon Trail Creek.
Based on the signs around the pond, the area has been occupied by girl and boy scouts for fishing and camping trips. The Trail Creek site has an active pond, teeming with trout.
Back toward the Tetons, we stopped at a wildlife viewing area, which offered a great look back down the valley at Jackson.
A quarter-mile or so hike up a hill gave us an even better look down the pass and surrounded us with wildflowers.
We also got to see a few small animals and a pretty cool beetle doing beetle things.
And below, some bird calls from the Western Tanager and a Thrush.