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


It was a short 61 mile drive from Yellowstone to Colter Bay in the Grand Tetons National Park. We had hoped to see some wildlife on the way, but there was absolutely nothing to see along the road. After we set up camp we headed out to explore the Tetons. It was overcast most of the day but the Teton Mountains were still beautiful. We stopped at several turnouts to take pictures before we reached Jenny Lake. It was a gorgeous lake and river that flowed from it. Next we headed down to Teton Village. This is a big ski resort in the winter. We took the tram to the top of the mountain where the temperature dropped 20 degrees. After checking out the top and having some hot beverages to warm up we headed back ... read more
Grand Teton Mountains 1
Grand Teton Mountains 2
Grand Teton Mountains 3

Touring the Tetons Wyoming trip day 2 We woke to rain this morning, but knew to not worry for the weather in Jackson, WY is always changing. We partook of the breakfast the hotel was so gracious to provide joining the entire tour group from the large bus who was apparently staying at our same hotel. It was crowded and the group was certainly not from the south for they lacked a bit of 'southern hospitality' or common decency - they were just rude. We checked out of the hotel and went back to the store for a little more shopping (still replenishing the essentials that were in the suitcase that did not make it on the plane). We also grabbed a sandwich for lunch later on. Then we were off to explore. We stopped in ... read more

After two days of general laziness, we are back on our A game and ready to check out the sites. First up, we drove out towards Moose, Wyoming to have breakfast at Dornan’s Chuckwagon. All outdoors. Picnic tables. Classic ranch style cooking facilities with a big open grill and fire pit. We were here specifically for the famed sourdough pancakes and what we were hoping would be a taste sensation. It wasn’t. They were pretty much like any other pancakes. With our bellies full, we head over to Jenny Lake. It was a beautiful clear, sunny, hot day and we were ready for a bit of a hike up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point for some fresh air and stunning vistas. That was until we were about half way up and both of us were ... read more
Jenny Lake
A Magic Moment

We decided to do some kayaking today on Jackson Lake. Had planned to go longer but after an hour the clouds moved in and the rain started. We were able to kayak across to an island where we went along the coastline looking at some great rocks and just relaxing. Felt some wave action from a few motor boats going past. Stopped for lunch at the Jackson Lake Lodge (our 3rd time this week) at their grill which is more like an old deli counter that snakes around an entire room. Good food. The clouds and rain passed and we went to the top of Signal Mountain where you get great views of the Tetons and Jackson Lake as well as the Snake River on the other side. Got back to our cabin just in time ... read more
A peaceful moment for Drew
Sean chillin on the lake
Mary Ann crossing the lake

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

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