Travel Blogs from Pocatello
... cold. So sorry about the weather.Despite this we saw some wondrous sights-
-hotpools for bison
-berry eating bears
-the iconic Old Faithful
-and finally the osprey over the falls
We drove out to the Craters of The Moon NP and did a bit of lava ...
... carrying U.S. Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon. Perrine Bridge is approximately 1,500 feet long and 486 feet above the Snake River. The elevation of the road deck is approximately 3,600 feet (1,097 m) above sea level. The bridge serves as the Twin Falls area's main link to Jerome County and Interstate 84.
Originally named the Twin Falls-Jerome Intercounty Bridge, a steel cantilever bridge was opened to traffic ...
Ever have one of those times where everything just lines up perfectly and just works out great? Well, this was one of those afternoons.
We were on our way to Yellowstone and were going to drive for another few hours when we saw the sign for Massacre Rocks State Park. A quick check against Tripadvisor and other sites showed this to be a worthwhile stop. A park ranger met us at the ...
... bluest sky I've ever seen (we noticed the same thing in Boise). I don't know if it's clean air or elevation or what, but it's a richer blue than other places I've been. It really sets off the landscape and makes it beautiful.
We spent some time hiking the trails checking out the wildlife. Molly was a little hesitant to go walking alone since there were rattlesnake warnings posted, and as soon as ...
... this did happen. Temperatures ranged from the mid-30s F all the way down to 20F (that's 20, not "20s") at some of the higher elevations, and I had clear conditions early but then varying precipitation from cold rain to wet snow to pure snow, and their resultant effects on the road surfaces. As a consequence, my anticipated 7-8 hour drive ended up taking around 11 hours...had to back it down as applicable.