Blogs from Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States, North America - page 2


It was sad saying goodbye to Yellowstone but we were 100% ready to be at the same place for a few nights in a row and looking forward to checking into the Jackson Lake Lodge. Three nights people! We’ve complained about roadside signage before, it’s true. But, the Rockefeller Parkway has given us hope for roadway signs everywhere. Imagine traveling along at 60 mph and seeing a row of signs every 100-200 yards or so... We saw wildlife from afar until we hit them with our car. Slow down! Quality. It was also amazing watching the landscape change. The biggest noticeable difference were the wildflowers. The Grand Teton National Park is so close and still so different to Yellowstone. It was amazing to experience the change and drive up ... read more
The Grand Tetons
Chillaxing on our veranda

It was cold this morning. So cold we had to turn on the heater to bring the RV up to a comfortable temperature. We all slept late for a change. Our typical morning has begun between 6:30 - 7:00. Today we languished in bed until 8:30 - a real treat for those of us who savor sleeping in late! After booking an evening lake cruise and perusing the gift shop for Grand Teton mementos, we moseyed down the road for yet another horseback riding adventure. Only we didn't realize when we set off that we'd be going back country, practically off-roading in our 30-foot vehicle for the last 5 miles of the trip! Billy kept lamenting that we were too noisy and bound to scare off any wildlife we might otherwise encounter. We arrived at the ... read more
Backdrop for horseback riding
Grand Tetons
Flowering meadows

We left Yellowstone this morning heading south to Jackson Hole, WY and the Grand Tetons. As the famous mountain range came into view, my first impressions were not overly awestruck. The day was hazy, the landscape before and around the mountains fairly routine, and they just didn’t startle me the way Yellowstone’s canyon had yesterday. A tough act to follow, indeed. Todd was dumbfounded at my reaction, seeing as how these are his favorite mountains of all time. He reveres them. My "Yeah, they're nice" reaction did not really compute for him. Don't know why either of us are surprised - he loves looming mountains, I love the steep ravines. Story of our relationship enacted yet again! We headed past our campground for the next two nights and continued to Jackson, WY to meet with Natosha, ... read more
Meeting Natosha in Jackson
Reunited with a good friend
We love animals of all sizes

Well we started off the day a little slow getting Dean a new pair of glasses because he broke his. We spent most of the day exploring Grand Teton. First few stops were to take time to look at the incredible mountain peaks. Jenny Lake was beautiful and the boys took the risk going down a steep trail to get to the water's edge. On our way to Jackson Lake Lodge we passed the dam - lots of water flowing. While at Jackson Lake Lodge we had some great food and a great view of Jackson Lake. We ended our day at the park visiting Colter Bay Village and some great Indian artifacts. Drew really wanted to see a hat shop in town so we spent some time walking around. Drew got his cowboy hat and ... read more
Boys find another Moose
Jenny Lake
Beautiful Teton Peaks

7/11/13 - Today, Briar and Shelby T got up early and went to the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center for Briar to complete his Junior Ranger activity. We were first in the building, Briar had a couple of things to complete in his booklet. Last night we completed the required ranger presentation for Yellowstone - "Finding Yellowstone". This presentation was really informative on early history of how Yellowstone came to be and some of the explorers responsible. It ended with the challenge for each to find their Yellowstone. Briar completed all requirements and received his Junior Ranger patch. We then headed out for the Grand Teton National Park. Saw very little wild life on this entire trip. A lot of pretty scenery. Briar completed his Junior Ranger requirements for the Grand Teton National Park. The ranger presentation ... read more


6/28 Departed Ashley National Forest, UT and headed to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Arrived Yellowstone late in day and disappointed with our $64 per night campground. No campground reservations are taken for sites inside the park so we reserved just outside the park. On 6/29 hiked along the Snake River and later drove to see Lewis & Keppler Falls and Old Faithful. According to Nancy's pedometer we hiked over 10 miles. 6/30 Visted Jackson, WY with a route closer to the Grand Tetons and saw a bull moose. Did a little shopping in Jackson and had a burger, quesadilla's with a beer for lunch. Also had a beer at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar where all the barstools were saddles. Beautiful square in Jackson with live music. 7/1 We drove into Yellowston on our way to ... read more
Jackson Lake
Old Faithful
Kepler Falls

Best Mountains EVER! Words cannot describe how awesome these mountains are. I could stay staring at them forever. From the very informative visitor's center to the scenic viewing points, its all very well laid out. The mountains, with their snowy peaks and blue color are amazing. What else could you ask for? Oh yes a cabin in the mountains! Maybe next time I visit. I’d love to take Colby here even though his idea of camping is 2 star hotels. I took a drive around the mountains and enjoyed them as they grew bigger and bigger. One of my favorite views is with Jackson Hole right in front of them. The water looks so clear and pristine and cold. I want to drink the whole lake like in tall tales of old. I didn't want to ... read more
View of the Tetons
Getting Closer
Best Mountains Ever!

Just a quick note to say that yes, I am still alive. No computers in Yellowstone and only spotty 3G service, so I couldn't access here long enough to post. (And typing on my kindle is really annoying). We're at the Jackson Lake Lodge on our lunch break and hoping for the clouds to break so we can get a view of the Grand Tetons. Yellowstone was incredible, but the weather was not. On and off rain and grey and gloomy. Old Faithful was cool and the Mammoth Hot Springs were interesting. Saw bison and elk (elk right on the lawn of the Mammoth Springs Hotel). Nice offshoot of the rain was the 3 rainbows we saw yesterday. Well, tomorrow is a free day in Jackson, so hopefully I'll have time to write up more than. ... read more

September 06 Riverton-Grand Teton National Park- Flagg Ranch Campground I got an early start this morning and went by the SuperWalmart here in Riverton to get some groceries as I figured they would be much more expensive in the mountains. I noticed that there were a dozen or more RV’s and peoples vehicles parked along the East side of the parking lot so I guess they allow overnight parking. I did not see any signs saying otherwise. After getting my supplies I made sure to top off my gas tank and went by the MacDonalds for a couple of senior coffee’s and to catch up my blog and send out emails. After taking care of that I headed Northwest out of Riverton on Hwy 26. I figured it to be about 140 miles from Riverton to ... read more
The Snake River and Grand Tetons
Jenny's Lake
Photo 5

Yellowstone is a very popular destination so, at this time of the year particularly, you would expect it to be mega busy. And it was definitely that. A visit to Yellowstone seems almost to be a rite of passage for many people in this country. Everyone wants to go or has been. Add a high level of domestic tourism to the very considerable interest of foreign tourists in the world's first national park and one of the world's largest active volcanoes, together with a relatively short visiting season, and you have a recipe for crowds and people pressure. We would normally avoid a place at a time of high pressure, but it made sense for us to travel from Glacier down to Yellowstone at this point of our trip and, later on, it will not be ... read more
Hot water is not good for everything
More hot water
The Indian Memorial

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