Sunday, September 16, 2012

Raft Trip- September 14, 2012

Today, Friday, we, along with Larry and Joanne, went on a Snake River Float trip.  At 9:30am we loaded into a bus along with other folks which took us to an area along the Snake River.  We had to don float vests and then we loaded into the raft.  There were 10 on our raft along with a guide, Danny.  The 13 mile float took about 2 1/2 hours.  It was a very relaxing, interesting float.  After the float we were given a bag lunch and transported back to our vehicles.  We returned to the campground to eat our lunches.
Tom and I decided to cancel a day of our time here as the smokiness of the area affects the beauty of this environment.  The campground refunded our money without any problem.
Later in the afternoon Tom and I drove over to Teton Village to take a gondola ride up the mountain to find that was not running anymore today.  We then drove up through the National Park.  In the Moose area we saw a black bear and then a moose.  We saw a dirt road and decided to take that road.  What a mistake!  The road was very primitive with rocks, ruts, and extremely rough road.  There were some pretty views of the Snake River.  When we finally got on the main road through the park it was late evening.  We drove up Signal Mountain, saw deer and the saw beautiful sunset views on the Tetons from the summit.  Returning to Jackson we stopped at a Wendy’s for a late supper before returning to the motorhome.