Thursday, July 23, 2009

We left Twin Falls on Tuesday and spent that night at the South Tourist Park in Idaho Falls.

Before leaving Idaho Falls on Wednesday, we stopped at the Fred Meyer to do grocery shopping and fill up with diesel ($2.489 with Fred Meyer's Fuel Saver card). We also stopped at the Tesoro to get propane. Last night was spent at Pine Creek Campground on SR-31 southwest of Victor (on the Teton Scenic Byway).

This morning we continued north on the Teton Scenic Byway through Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia. In Driggs, we drove all the way up to grand Targhee Resort hoping to get a great view of the Tetons. No view of the Tetons at the Resort, but we did get a view of Grand Teton, Middle Teton, and South Teton from a scenic overlook:










Instead of continuing on the Teton Scenic Byway when we got to Tetonia, we continued west on SR-33 to see the remains of the Teton Dam which broke back in 1976. You can watch a You Tube video that was taken at the time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEdM6Ys6spA . You can read more about the failure of the dam here. Google "Teton Dam" and you'll come up with lots of other stories. Here is what it looks like now:










Tonight, we're parked along SR-47 north of Warm River, south of Upper and Lower Mesa Falls which we will go see tomorrow.

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