Bill Holmes - Activities - Hiking and Biking - West Yellowstone to Bear LakeAfter spending the night in the parking lot of the WorldMark West Yellowstone facility, I arose on 5/31/10, and headed south on 20 to Ashton, ID for gas and on to Alta, WY (98.7 mi – about 2 hours 1 min).
I stopped at Henrys Lake. (Displays locally, but not on the Web. Don't know why).
While taking this photograph, I heard a banging behind me. When I turned, I saw no one, but repeatedly heard the noise. When I finished the panorama, I investigated. It was a woodpecker using the metal sign as an amplifier to attract mates or warn males away.
Henry River above 47 junction.
View of Targee Mountains from highway 20.
I asked in Ashton if there was any sight I should not miss, and was told to see the waterfalls on the way to Driggs.
South of Ashton on 32 looking east.
I asked in Driggs if I missed the waterfall. They said it was northeast of Ashton on 47. That was too much backtracking, so I ventured east to Alta.
I then left for a cheese factor in Afton, WY (94.9 mi – about 1 hour 56 mins).
View while driving south on 26.
Farmlands along 89 around Etna or Thayne..
I stopped in Montpeliler (2,700 people) for food on the way to St. Charles (65.1 mi – about 1 hour 11 mins), because it was the biggest town within 30 miles of Bear Lake.
At St. Charles, I noticed the road to Minnetonka Cave looking west.
Stream along the way.
View looking east.
After the cave tour I returned to St. Charles, ID, and drove to Garden City, UT (12.1 mi – about 15 mins) and the World Mark facility at Bear Lake.
(On various places along the way, I lost three wheel covers. I heard one fly off while going through construction between Norris and Madison. Two may have been stolen in the WorldMark West Yellowstone parking lot or lost along the way. I bought a set in Las Vegas for $17. I was reimbursed for one of the set of four aftermarket wheel covers in Lancaster for $15.)
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