~The Snake River

~Yesterday, we stopped at the Snake River pull-off while driving through The Tetons. The trees have grown over the years blocking a lot of the view, but one can still get a glimpse.

The Snake River in the Tetons.

It wasn’t until the year 1912 that the United States Geographic Board made official the name, “The Snake River.” The Snake River Got its Name From a Misinterpretation over 11,000 years ago, the Snake was a vital source of life for the Native Americans, specifically the Shoshones, that were living along the banks of the river.

The Snake River is a major river of the greater Pacific Northwest region in the United States. At 1,078 miles long, it is the largest tributary of the Columbia River, in turn, the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean. The Snake River rises in western Wyoming, then flows through the Snake River Plain of southern Idaho, the rugged Hells Canyon on the Oregon–Idaho border, and the rolling Palouse Hills of Washington, emptying into the Columbia River at the Tri-Cities, Washington.

I spotted three Bald Eagles circling the area. It looked like two adults and one immature. What a beautiful sight.

Bald Eagle

Cattle round0up along Hwy 191.

 

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