It never ceases to amaze me the things that you can find if you just look around. I had prepared for a long grueling drive from Teton Village to my stopover in Elko, NV. Originally I was going to try to go from Tetons to just south of Reno in one day, but at the last minute I split the trip into two days. Good thing I did, too as I never anticipated so much amazing country in Idaho. My route took me along the Snake River, through small towns and farmland, mountains and open plains. It really is beautiful country.
Even my stopover in Elko offered up an incredible steak (this land is peppered with grass-fed beef – a far cry from the hamburger machines you see traveling north of Los Angeles on the 5) and the kind waitress even suggested what turned out to be a wonderful drive through Lamoille Canyon with the potential to see big horn sheep. No sheep this evening, but a wonderful drive through fall color and the majestic landscape of a glacier-carved mountain canyon. Never underestimate even the most mundane seeming places.