Category Archives: The Valley

Teton Valley, Idaho

Tetonia

Spent some camera time in Tetonia today. This is a gentle little town on the north end of Teton Valley. It has some great old silos and it’s one of my favorite photo spots.

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Our Real House

I often let on that we live in a nice home, so I grab pictures from the Net to form that impression. Truth is, our place is a little rundown, and we’re pretty close to the airport. But, notice the 1 gigabit fiber line coming down from the Google cloud!


I’ve even put up a Do Not Disturb sign to keep the neighbors away, which is really a Trojan Horse designed to entrap bandwidth bandits.

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Teton Valley

As you enter Teton Valley from Highway 33, there’s a great lookout point before you drop into Tetonia on the north end. I shot this photo from there today and you can see the Teton River overflowing it’s banks and a ton of snow still in the mountains. You can also see the silos from my Tetonia post a couple of days ago, in the distance.

b.t.w. The Teton River is one of the top fly fishing spots in the world.

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Drictor

Drictor is what we call the area between Driggs and Victor. This name won’t show up on any map. I had an hour between pickups so I took some shots of this beautiful country. Pardon my thing for fences…

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Equine Therapy

Also called Hippotherapy around here. This is therapy via horse. I transport developmentally challenged kids to the Teton Valley Riding Academy during the week, and they seem to love it. Here’s a couple shots I took inside the place last Friday.

I’ll add a few more shots as the summer progresses…

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Mud Lake Trail

This is a local hiking trail east of Victor. I had a short break between pickups, on an otherwise very busy day, so I checked it out. The first shot is looking back toward Victor and the second shows the entrance to the trail head. The actual trail starts on the right, while the gated road goes down to some private property, I just liked the shot.

This area is famous for a plant called the PeyoteBud. I grabbed a couple of shots here:

I haven’t been up to the lake yet, but I think Steph and I should go this summer. Follow the trail to the right, and up to a little brown hole in the ground.

If you ever make it to this trail, be sure to chew a little PB before you make the climb.

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Friday Break

I had another one of those hour long breaks out by the horse therapy, so I headed north, this time along Stateline Road. I had to be really careful to stay on the left side of the road, I can’t veer into Wyoming, no insurance there!

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Upcoming Weekend

Maybe I’m a bit biased, but I don’t think there’s a finer place to be on the 4th of July.
(Except maybe Riley’s house…)

Weather:
  • Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
  • Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
  • Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
  • Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
  • Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
  • Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Events:
  • Balloons – July 1st thru July 4th, Driggs Rodeo Grounds.
  • Concerts – July 1st thru July 3rd, Grand Targhee Resort.
  • Carnival – July 2nd, Huntsman Springs.
  • Fireworks – July 2nd, Huntsman Springs.
  • Parade – July 4th, Victor Main Street.

… and of course, Bus Driver Jim:

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Door 224

One of the biggest mysteries around here, is what’s behind door 224. The door is locked from the inside, and nobody’s been in there for years.

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Door 224 Is Haunted

I’ve been asking around town about Door 224, and several people thought it was haunted. Apparently, the door does open occasionally, and the walls start to shake.

I was driving by today and saw the door ajar! I pulled over quickly, shifting my camera into video mode, and this is what I shot. You need to watch this!


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Steph just watched and asked me if I had opened the door and gone in. Hell no, I’m a working man, places to go, people to pick up… I was back in my bus within 3 seconds of turning off the camera. ;-)

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