( Writing this from Enterprise Library, on August 18. )
This is the bottom of the road leading to Hat Point Lookout.
McDove climbed the lookout tower with us. The tower is 37 feet tall and was so windy that McDove could not sit on the rail.
The darkest ribbon toward the middle right is the Snake River.
Wildflowers can still be found in mid-August drought. We can't wait to see Hat Point next spring when all the mountain sides are covered with flowers.
This is the residence of the lookout ranger. Beautiful job!!
The canyon floor below is the road we took from Hwy.39 to the town of Imnaha, a forty mile stretch that took one and a half hours. Once in Imnaha you pick up the road to Hat Point.
The smoke from distant forest fires started to blow in as we got to the bottom. We were so fortunate to have pretty clear views where we were at the top. The ranger said the smoke was terrible earlier in the morning.