Lucky for us, a guide putting in a canoe happened to be there. He told us that if we kept to the left, we'd find plenty of channels to explore.
Wow, did we ever.
This ranks up there as one of our most scenic floats. Besides the beautiful Tetons (especially Mt. Moran), we saw ducks, pelicans, herons, big fish, tiny fish, osprey, other birds galore, and three otters. It's supposed to be a great place to see moose and bear as well, but they were elsewhere today.
|A typical view on today's float. To the left in the background is Mt. Moran; its big spot of snow is called Skillet Glacier. The Snake River is 1078 miles long and the longest tributary to the Columbia River.|
|If you click on this photo to enlarge, you'll see an river otter that swam right between my kayak and Jim's. One of the other otters we saw was swimming on his back. Seriously.|
|Here's an osprey Jim spotted. They eat pretty much just fish and their wing span can get to 70 inches. They are big guys and gals.|
|We finally got our ducks in a row and figured how to get back. We started our float at about 10 a.m., got back at 2:30, and saw only one other human group on the water until we got back to Cattleman's Bridge.|