Chief Joseph and Beartooth Scenic Byways

Today we drove the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Highway 296, a 45-mile-long state highway that follows the route taken by Chief Joseph as he led the Nez Perce Indians out of Yellowstone NP and into Montana in 1877 during their attempt to flee the US Cavalry and escape into Canada. Click on thumbnail to view images Continue reading

Cody Wyoming

On Saturday, July 17th, we left Pinedale and drove to Cody, WY, staying at the Cody Trout Camp RV Park until July 22. Cody is one of the West’s great places. It’s surrounded on four sides by mountains, rich in wildlife and a place filled with adventure. We visited the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with 5 museums, including the Buffalo Bill Museum, tracing William F Cody’s life (1846-1917) with multimedia displays, and the Draper Natural History Museum with wildlife exhibits. We spent hours exploring the museum and the fascinating displays. Buffalo Bill Cody was a US Army scout, bison hunter, Pony Express rider, Indian fighter and showman. Click on thumbnail to view images Continue reading

Wyoming and Wind River Ranges

On Monday, July 12th, after the Green River Rendezvous was over we moved the RV to the Yellowstone Trail RV Park in Pinedale, WY, a brand new park. We stayed until Saturday for 5 nights enjoying Pinedale and the scenic Wyoming area. We hiked the Sacred Rim Trail, a 4 mile out-and-back trail on the edges of the Bridger Wilderness near Pinedale. We drove the Skyline Scenic Drive with breathtaking views of the Wind River Range at 9,000 feet, to Ekhart Park. We started on the Pole Creek Trail for a few 100 yards until we found the cairn where the trail branched off to the Sacred Rim Trail to the left. At the end of the trail we were rewarded with absolutely incredible views, and you feel like you’re on top of the world. We looked down at Long Lake and looked out across the Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness… such a large space untouched by humanity. Sacred Rim is an appropriate name for this short, quiet trail as it is a part of heaven on Earth. Click on thumbnail to view images Continue reading

Green River Rendezvous, Pinedale Wyoming

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On July 6th, 2021, we drove to Thane, Wyoming, where we stayed for 2 nights on our way to Marbleton, Wyoming to Rob’s Roost RV Park for 5 days. We couldn’t get into a park near Pinedale because of the Green River Rendezvous Festival was happening, July 8-11, and we wanted to experience the Mountain Men. So we stayed in a cabin at the Highline Trail RV Park for the weekend to be closer to Pinedale. The Green River Rendezvous is held each year and it relives the early Mountain Men history of the area. During the Rendezvous, the town of Pinedale comes alive with activities and events surrounding the Mountain Men theme. The Green River Rendezvous was an annual event in the 1830s. Mountain Men, Trappers, Travelers, and Indians all gathered in a valley “below the Green” river and bartered, traded, sold and swapped various items such as skins, pelts, guns, jewelry and whatever else they needed. Continue reading

4th of July Weekend, Driggs Idaho

We left the RV parked at Challis Hot Springs RV Park and drove to Driggs, Idaho, in the Jeep to visit with Kevin, Ericka and the kids for the 4th of July weekend. We stayed in Victor in a cabin at the Teton Valley Campground for 2 nights. The first afternoon we went to Grand Targhee Resort to go mountain biking in the Grand Targhee Bike Park, voted #2 in the top 5 Best Bike Parks in the Northwest region. Bob and opted out of the mountain biking and took the chairlift to the summit for a fantastic view of the Tetons. We took Austin with us the first time and then after lunch with Harper, they both loved the view and especially the snow still on the ground. They all had a blast mountain biking down the trails and riding the chairlift back to the top. It will be a favorite outing every year for the Jackson clan. Continue reading