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Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Meandering Snake

Grand Teton National Park

 
 
Meandering Snake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
1. Meandering Snake Marker
Inscription.
The Snake River twists and turns as it flows over 1,000 miles from Yellowstone National Park through Grand Teton National Park and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean. From Jackson Hole the Snake turns west into Idaho and eventually joins the Columbia River, which flows into the Pacific. This designated Wild and Scenic River attracts river otters, bald eagles, osprey, moose – and human anglers and rafters.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 45.231′ N, 110° 37.445′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capturing Nature in a Box (within shouting distance of this marker); Tetons Inspiring Creativity (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Moran (approx. 3.5 miles away); Potholes (approx. 3.7 miles away); From Rancher to Conservationist (approx. 3.7
Meandering Snake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
2. Meandering Snake Marker
miles away); Teton Fault (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cascade Canyon (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fault Scarp (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moose.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a photograph of the Snake River, and has a caption of “The Snake River, named for a serpentine gesture the Shoshone Indians use to describe themselves, meanders through Jackson Hole.” A photo of people rafting on the river includes the caption “Float the Snake River for excellent views of the Tetons and wildlife.” Next to this is a picture of an eagle with the caption “Flourishing Eagles.   Look for bald eagles soaring over the Snake River as they prey on fish and waterfowl. Since the 1972 ban on DDT pesticide, the once-endangered bald eagle has recovered in most of the nation.”
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Marker in Grand Teton National Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
3. Marker in Grand Teton National Park
Snake River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
4. Snake River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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