Despite a couple days of off and on rain and cold temperatures, it has been beautiful here in Grand Teton NP. We rode our bikes along the paved trail to Jenny Lake, a very nice ride with great views of the mountains.
Saw one pronghorn along the way.
Stopped to use an outhouse and found this sign above the toilet. It was the first time I’ve ever seen this. I don’t even think it would be physically possible for me to sit like the the picture on the left without falling over!
Crossing over the Snake River.
There is a trail just past the campground along the Gros Ventre River that goes for a couple miles towards the small town of Kelly, WY. If you’re staying in Gros Ventre it’s the closest post office to receive general delivery mail. The office here will also accept Fed Ex and UPS packages, so we are waiting on a few things to arrive.
Views from the campground trail.
Mountain blue birds are very prolific here.
A dead tree on the river just behind our site provides a good hunting spot for this osprey.
Each day the leaves on the trees turn a bit more yellow.
A couple miles down the road on the way to Jackson, this spot on the Gros Ventre river is a hang-out for moose. We’ve seen them in the afternoons a couple of times. There’s always a line of cars pulled over taking photos.
And Jim emailed the shelter in Hailey, ID the other day to find out if anything was happening with the cats. Just so happened that very day Sophie went to a new home in Ketchum, along with another black and white shelter cat, Lucy, where they will have a big barn and tack room that they can go in and out of as they please. She should be very happy there, as she wanted to be outside all the time.
Elvis, on the other hand, was transferred to Simply Cats, a cat only shelter in Boise, where they hope he will have a better chance of being adopted. The shelter manager in Hailey said they haven’t had much interest in adult cats lately, and they just didn’t want him to have to stay there long-term since he was not pleased to be there and they are overcrowded. This new shelter sounds really nice so hopefully they will find him a home soon. They changed his name, which we think is odd, but they said they had another Elvis recently. Poor guy, shipped to Boise to a new place where they are calling him Wyoming, of all things!