Perfect weather greeted us at the trailhead courtesy of the high pressure system that has graced our area with temps near 90 going on three weeks or so. We dropped the car, and did a few road miles to eliminate any shuttling. Very quickly we hit the junction with the Continental Divide Trail which we would be on for a number of miles. We passed some horse people coming out and they said "We scared away all the grizzly bears for you" This is major griz country and we all carried bear spray at the ready and routinely and regularly yelled out "HEY BEAR" throughout the ride.
After another push we made it to the high point of the ride at 10000ft, just below Targhee Peak. 3 hours at least to this point.
Targhee Peak to the left and an incredible view of the Tetons in Wyoming off in the distance! It was really awesome to be up there and see all of this. Oh, did I mention we saw the ONLY other people of the the whole ride just below here: a couple hiking with their dog from Colorado.