It was an odd transition from Southern Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I went from 2 weeks in my tent to a large hostel in Teton Village (think skiing). The first full day, I actually had to work so I skipped the park & biked a gorgeous paved path through Moose, Wilson & Jackson in late afternoon. My last 4 miles were in a thunderstorm of rain & hail but I made it back OK, only to discover that my phone had been swimming in its case in my bike bag. Toasted.
Not a good way to start the week but I woke early and headed to the Grand Tetons. Oh joy!
I spent 3 full days in this glorious, mountainous, lake-filled National Park. I do believe I would've been happy with another day or two. I hiked through the Rockefeller Preserve to Phelps Lake, around Taggart and Bradley Lakes, the perimeter of Jenny Lake, and fit in a bike ride or two. There's a historical walking tour of original buildings, very friendly rangers, and a wonderful film!
The mountains do just burst up to the sky from the crystal clear lakes. The hiking trails smell fresh and piney, and there's not a spot in this park that isn't a scenic view. I did see a badger, many antelope in a meadow, NO bears! but best of all, I saw moose for the first time ever, and many times! I do believe that the Grand Teton NP is in my top 5!
I'm now living in West Yellowstone, Montana & spending most of my time in Yellowstone NP. One more day and on to Idaho!
6/18/2015 04:54:48 am
Judy: Our time in Wyoming 2 years ago looked nothing like your beautiful views. I do however remember the torrential rain and hail storms that suddenly come through. Look forward to your next posting.
6/19/2015 03:11:55 am
Eileen ... did you go to the Tetons? Park & area really gorgeous. Have arrived in Idaho. Heading out to tour ... update on Yellowstone coming!
6/21/2015 03:46:44 pm
Agree with Eileen. Picture perfect postcard photo! The scenery is just awesome.
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