Picking up where I left off from my last entry, we continued north towards Jackson Hole, Wyoming, our destination for the night. We headed north up U.S. 89, passing farm land and forests along the way. After climbing upwards a ways we came to a scenic overlook at Salt River Pass.
From there we descended and came into Star Valley, which is ranching territory. I enjoyed the distinctive entrances at the ranches along the way.
We were getting hungry and Afton, Wyoming was just ahead on our route. Afton is home to the world’s largest elk arch built in 1957 and it was quite impressive.
The downtown of Afton is only about three blocks so you can park and walk both sides of the street. I enjoyed browsing an independent new and used book store, gift stores, and a large furniture and accessory gallery.
After browsing the shops we filled up our water bottles at the free spring water fountain under the arches and headed towards Jackson.
The next impressive site was going through the Targhee National Forest driving alongside the Snake River. We stopped off at one of the lookout points to check out the view.
Our first memorable sight coming into Jackson from the south was this photogenic barn and farm.
That’s it for now…. We’ve arrived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and tons of great adventures to come! Stay tuned…