The river supports a great diversity of fish and wildlife species. Fish in the Snake River include Steelhead, Chinook and Sockeye Salmon, trout and others. The giant white sturgeon is to be found here and is part of a catch and release only fishery. We saw deer, elk and big horn sheep as well as a Bald Eagle.
|You just see the horns on the sheep at top of mountain on the left|
One of our stops was to Kirkwood Historic Ranch, which was the former home of the State Governor of Idaho, Len Jordan. It gives you a taste of life in the 1930's.
|Abby, one of the boat captain's dog/helper|
We continued on our ride which got a little wilder with class 3 rapids. We could only go as far as Granite Peak as the water is still pretty high for this time of the year and not safe for the boats or us.
We all had a great time, enjoying the landscape, seeing wildlife and getting wet as we went through the waves of the mighty snake river. WOW, great day.
. Weather was cool, then warmed up and then got cloudy and a little cool during the ride. Just as we got back to shore, it started to rain but was short lived. Driving home, we talked about the trip, noting how many animals we saw, except for a bear. Not much later, who did Tara see, but a brown bear in a tree. Joe and Ernie got out to take pictures but were too late as the bear ran away. Well, at least we did get to see one, if only his backend as he ran away. We had to stop to take a few pictures of the view from up above they canyon. Ernie also took some pictures for a gentleman who had stopped as well. He is handicapped and so asked Ernie to help out, which he was glad to do.