Trip Pictures

Brooks Lake

Brooks Lake

Brooks Lake

Brooks Lake

Snake River

Tetons

Snake River

Tetons

Palisades Reservoir

Palisades Reservoir

Greys River

Greys River

Bald Eagle

Aspen

Aspen

Brooks Lake / Tetons

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The weekend of September 28, 2012, we made our annual fall trip to the Tetons to see the elk

bugling.  For four straight years we didn't see any elk bugling...we didn't even see any elk this

time.  I think we're going to have to rethink this annual trip.  It was still a nice trip, though.  We

had a hard time with hotels, so we stayed in Rexburg on Friday night, and then drove over

Teton Pass into the Tetons.  We drove a couple of roads where we used to see moose, and

we didn't see anything.  We then hiked around Brooks Lake (Google Map), which was a really

pretty trail.  But it was rainy and windy, so we only hiked a few miles up the trail.  We then

drove back into the Park and drove up the Signal Mountain Road and the road along the

Snake River.  These were new roads, and they were kind of nice.  That night our hotel issues

continued, so we drove back over the pass in the dark and stayed in Victor.  On Sunday we

took a LONG drive back through the entire length of the Wyoming Range by driving the Greys

River Road (Google Map).  This was a really pretty road, though, and I'm glad we finally drove

it.  I would like to explore more of its southern end.

This was a really nice trip, but we didn't see any wildlife at all.  In the past, we used to see

moose and lots of elk all over the Tetons and the Wyoming Range, but it's been several years

since we saw anything.  I thought maybe we were going too early in September the past

couple of years, but this year I waited an extra week.  I'm not sure now.  Maybe I need to wait

until later in October to go to the Tetons, and head to Colorado for fall colors in September.