The girls wanted to go for a fall drive so we loaded up and headed for State Route 150, also known as Mirror Lake Hwy.
What a beautiful day! Clear blue skies. There was patchy snow in areas but it was fairly warm.
Mirror Lake Hwy. stretches from Kamas, UT to Evanston, WY.
There are more bear sightings over in that area than here. Like here there are moose, cougars, deer and elk.
We had a wonderful day taking in the scenery and just spending time together!
|We stopped at Samak Country Store for some turkey and beef jerky.|
|Love the bright red!|
|This was on Upper Setting Rd. The top of this tree broke and got caught in the branches.|
|Heather in her polka dotted rain boots :)|
|This was off the Soapstone Basin Rd. ~ it's a birds nest.|
|Trial Lake ~ DJ & Dani watching a man fly fish.|
|Overlook at Bald Mountain Pass|
|Dani taking pictures at the overlook. She preferred to stay back from the edge :)|
|Hayden's Peak in the distance. It sits at 12,479 ft. ~ Moosehorn Lake|
|We stopped and hiked Ruth Lake Trail. This was along the trail.|
|We thought this was Ruth Lake but the GPS said not quite yet.|
|It's a beautiful trail!|
|This is Ruth Lake sitting at 10,500 ft.|
|We stayed here for a while. It was so quiet and pretty except for when Dani did her "bird calls"! They echoed off the rock walls :)|
|We looked for moose all day but it wasn't until we were on the outskirts of Evanston that we saw them. Four of them!|
|Cow and 2 calves. Dani spotted the bull but DJ thought it was a statue until it moved. We turned down this quiet street to check them out. Momma looked at us then went right back to eating.|
|That bull looks like a metal cutout.|
|We watched him for signs of aggravation but he only appeared curious. I'm zoomed in ~ he looked at us for a minute then turned around and wandered off to check a car out.|
|He's a smaller bull but you can see the damage that he would do if he met this car on a road.|
|The bull then wandered off to hang out with the cow and calves.|
|Well, momma's ears are down so it's time to go!|