The very heart of Jackson is the town square at Broadway and Cache. The square features four unique arches made from elk antlers. The square makes for a shady spot to people-watch, as it is bordered on all sides by fancy shops, cute eateries and more tourists than you can shake a stick at. Also, on the square is the opportunity to take a stagecoach ride. Count me among the tourists – I just had to take a stagecoach ride. For $20 the whole family loaded up and circled the downtown area. I was surprised how comfortable I found the seats. Maybe this is the way I could have traveled out West? Maybe not. The dust, heat, and monotony would have perhaps been more than I could bear. I think I’m definitely 21st century soft.
The bulk of our time in Jackson Hole was spent on the Snake River. We participated in a Scenic Float Trip through Mad River Boat Trips: Three hours on the water, packed lunches, 6 bald eagle sightings, and two happy boys. The ride was smooth through the wonderfully beautiful and wild land. It rained on us during the last part of our boat trip. Hard, driving rain chilled us all, but the weather gear provided by Mad River made the storm bearable (and perhaps even a bit memorable). In just a few more years, we’ll be interested in their white water trips too!