L.A. to Grand Teton

Published: August 17th 2015
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After months of planning and many hours of driving, we finally made it on Saturday to our first destination – Grand Teton National Park. Having been misinformed by my Rough Guide, we arrived at 6am in darkness, led to believe that this was the only way we would get a place in a decent campsite. As it happened, people were still getting sites at 3pm… but never mind, we are very fond of our secluded little site and its resident chipmunk Gordon. After setting up the tent, we decided to walk to Signal Mountain. Our first view in the early morning sunlight of the Teton Mountains was jaw-droppingly beautiful! Yesterday’s walk to Hermitage Point was another stunner, amazing views over lakes and mountains in every direction. In 10 miles we counted 10 other people – it is a mystery to us why no one else uses these trails!

Our journey here was fairly eventful! Having picked up Percy the Prius at L.A. Airport, we drove through five states making various stops on the way. Highlights included driving along the strip in Vegas, waking up at Utah Lake to the most incredible (and unexpected) view, seeing three Mormon brides outside the
temple in Salt Lake City, walking along the river at Idaho Falls and surviving a brutal thunder storm in a tent in Teton Valley!

We’ve got another couple of days to explore the Tetons (named by French-Canadian fur-trappers, don’t you know!), and then we’ll be heading up to Yellowstone to see Yogi Bear and friends!

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18th August 2015

What a great start to your trip! Stunning! And as I sit in S2 working on an SoW I really envy you the freedom! Qué se continúa!
19th August 2015

Looks like you guys are having a fab time keep the pics coming! It's hot hot here in langkawi! Had a fab time in Singapore, day 3 here in langkawi been to mangroves and sea. Kayaking Tracy and Neil arrive tomorrow so more adventures to follow! J x
20th August 2015

Amazing photos
Great to speak to you yesterday, we love the photos and the updates, keep them coming, captions too please :) lots of love xx

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