Monday, May 11, 2015

West Yellowstone and the journey home.

We left Harriman State Park to explore West Yellowstone before heading back to Blackfoot, ID.  The state park ranger had told us about some spots to look for moose on the way.
These were the only creatures we encountered, but the scenery was beautiful.
We hoped some other animals might be drawn to this reservoir but not today.  Amy thought skating might be fun but I was a little nervous about the temperature.
West Yellowstone Boundary Trail, "Grizzly bears frequent this area.  Store food and coolers in your vehicle."
After our sparkle days at Harriman State Park, the boundary trail was a little anticlimactic.
The snow was starting to melt, but we took a nice walk to a hilltop vista.
As we ate lunch we discussed bears but did not see or hear any.
The town of West Yellowstone was closed for the season and this was just the very beginning of spring.
The river was pretty.  We headed back to Blackfoot and then home to Portland after a couple more days with our friends.
We stopped at a lovely wildlife bird refuge on our way home called Deer Run.  The visitors center was quite cool with plenty of kids activities and displays to discover.
The little hike helped break up our long day of driving and was so pretty.
This was a great way to appreciate Western Idaho.
We saw some rabbits and birds.
There were no herons in the large nests.
After our short hike, we kept driving toward home.
We enjoyed traveling along the Columbia River Gorge and arrived home after a dinner with La Grande friends tired but with deep gratitude and appreciation for our time together, our friends, and the very beautiful sites along the way.

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