Day 254 – Idaho Heartland (Part 2)

Day 254 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA

Ant and the Yellow Jacket

From Dworshak State Park, we followed the Clearwater River through the Nez Perce Indian Reservation and made a roadside stop at the Ant and the Yellow Jacket.  According to an Indian Legend, the stone arch was once two insects.  Ant and Yellow Jacket fought over who had the right to eat dried salmon in the area. The Coyote, the all-powerful animal spirit, ordered them to stop.  They failed to heed his warning, thus he turned them into stone while their backs were arched and their jaws locked together during combat. Continue reading “Day 254 – Idaho Heartland (Part 2)”