Trail Creek, Idaho

Day 7
July 17, 2017

Today, we drove over to Idaho via Teton Pass.

Idaho is full of rolling hills and wildflowers in July. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

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.

Teton Pass roadside. Steep cliffs line the pass with warning of falling rock for about a half mile.

About 20 minutes through the pass, we crossed into Idaho. Just over the border, we came upon Trail Creek.

Trail Creek at the Wyoming-Idaho border. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

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.

Trail Creek Pond, Trail Creek, Idaho. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

Back toward the Tetons, we stopped at a wildlife viewing area, which offered a great look back down the valley at Jackson.

Paepin at the wildlife viewing area with Jackson, Wyoming in the background.

A quarter-mile or so hike up a hill gave us an even better look down the pass and surrounded us with wildflowers.

Wildflowers on the southeastern hillside of the wildlife viewing area in Teton Pass. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

We also got to see a few small animals and a pretty cool beetle doing beetle things.

Unidentified beetle at the wildlife viewing area. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

A very hungry chipmunk in Idaho. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

Prairie dog? I’m not certain, but it was scoping us out on the wildlife viewing trail. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

Western Tanager in Idaho. Photo by Paepin Goff. July 17, 2017.

And below, some bird calls from the Western Tanager and a Thrush.

 


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