Keith Bigelow
2nd Annual Road Trip, Summer 2008
Week #5


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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hey, what's the little Travelocity guy doing at my next door neighbors house?


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Today I commuted from Jackson Hole to Swan Valley, ID to fish the South Fork of the Snake River with Stacey Hill of South Fork Outfitters. I fished with Stacey last summer too. This was probably the best fishing day of my entire trip. The weather was perfect. The river and surrounding scenery was absolutely beautiful. We fished the section of the South Fork of the Snake River called "The Canyon". The river flowed through this very deep, canyon, with high, high walls. I caught fish all day long, it was just non-stop. Caught 50 or so.


Sunday, August 24, 2008


Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is a photo of the lower portion of the river.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is a photo of the lower portion of the river.


Sunday, August 24, 2008


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Here I am with a fish on !!


Sunday, August 24, 2008


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Here I am with a BIG brown trout.


Sunday, August 24, 2008


Monday, August 25, 2008

Today I checked out of the Condo and left Jackson Hole and drove to Swan Valley, ID to fish with Stacey of South Fork Outfitters again.


Monday, August 25, 2008

We fished the upper section of the South Fork of the Snake River today. This is where Palasides Reservoir empties into the South Fork of the Snake. It was very cold and windy when we began which made the fishing slow until things warmed up.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Yesterday I told Stacey about Dennis from Montana cooking Antelope steaks for lunch and Stacey decided to do one better and cook marinated Elk steaks for lunch. He shot the Elk last winter. They tasted great !!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Chef Stacey cooking Elk steaks.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Here's the view from our lunch stop.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Here's the view from our lunch stop.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney decided to come fly fishing on the same section of the river that we were fishing which was quite annoying. Here he is being flown in from his home in Jackson Hole. There was also a 2nd helicopter as well as a couple of Sheriffs jet boats, an ambulance and about a dozen Secret Service agents in boats along the river. This made the river very crowded for a couple hours during the day and especially at the end of he day when he was picked up at the same place we landed the boat.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Here's the Vice President catching a fish.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Here's a fish that I caught after he'd floated through. I guess he missed this one.


Monday, August 25, 2008

If you look very carefully you'll see a Bald Eagle in there.


Monday, August 25, 2008

There was a beautiful waterfall along the river.


Monday, August 25, 2008


Monday, August 25, 2008

It was another great day of fishing on the river. At the end of the day I began my trip home and drove to Idaho Falls.


Monday, August 25, 2008

The "Falls" of Idaho Falls were right next door to the Hotel.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I left Idaho Falls and began the long drive through southern Idaho and through the Nevada desert to Elko, NV. I'm spending the night in Elko, NV.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I left Elko and continued the long drive through the Nevada desert.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm spending the night in Truckee.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm home after 4,032 miles.




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