fectives. The school maintains a hospital and gives its 300 students grammar-school instruction up to the sixth grade. The curriculum emphasizes manual training; cooking and sewing; wood, leather, textile, and metal handicrafts; and farming. Supplementary instruction is given in music and in Boy Scout and girls' club activities. Recreation includes basketball, dances and parties, motion pictures, fishing and hiking trips. A personnel department finds employment for eligible students.
At LANDER, 46.7 m. (5,357 alt., 1,826 pop.) (see Tour 5b), is the junction with US 287 (see Tour 5).
Wilson--Alpine--Afton--( Montpelier, Idaho); Grand Canyon Road, US 89. Wilson to Idaho Line, 108.8 m.
Graded, oil- and gravel-surfaced; narrow between Wilson and Alpine. Accommodations in larger towns.
This cutoff south of Jackson Hole passes through country rivaling Yellowstone Park in natural beauty. It parallels one of Wyoming's largest rivers, through a chasm several thousand feet deep, crosses great national forests, and traverses the entire length of fertile Star Valley.
The Grand Canyon Road goes south from State 22 (US 89) in WILSON, 0 m. (6,080 alt., 400 pop.) (see Tour 7a), and crosses a meadow bottomland known as South Park. The wooded humps of the Snake Mountains (R) cast long shadows in the afternoon. Waterfowl rise from sloughs with a muffled whirring, and songbirds call from cattails and willows. Ahead, the mountains swing eastward in a wide elbow, sheltering the valley on two sides. The road winds over foothills, then descends to the Snake River, near the mouth of the Hoback. The Snake flows southward through a tapering green valley of cow and sheep ranches. At 25 m. the mountains close in ahead; the highway is cut from a shelf above the river, here more swiftly moving.
On BAILEY BAR (the ELBOW), 27.1 m., where Bailey Creek falls from the Grey's River Range (see below), are old sluice boxes and placer flumes, where gold was washed in the early 1900's.
Left on a game trail up Bailey Creek to BAILEY LAKE (excellent fly fishing), 3 m.