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June 26th 2013
Published: June 23rd 2017
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Boat ride across Jenny LakeBoat ride across Jenny LakeBoat ride across Jenny Lake

It was a little cloudy and drizzly, but really pretty.
Geo: 43.4796, -110.762

So, we have not had much luck with Internet access so I haven't been able to upload the daily reports.
Thank goodness for tarps. We spent another dry night in the Stover Motel thanks to our trusty tarp. Once the boy was shaken awake we drove to a small nearby town named Kelly. There we met this really nice guy that owned a small restaurant / store. Come to find out he is one of those guys that hikes up the mountains and skies the steep runs that no one ever sees. He rattled off names of his local buddies who are in the ski movies. The have a countdown to winter updated daily. It was great to see such passion for a sport. After breakfast we headed to Jenny Lake and took a quick boat ride across to access a trailhead to a local waterfall and magnificent Inspirational Point. Needless to say, Alex was not too happy with the hiking. Later we went further down the road to Jackson Lake hoping to see some moose. We didn't see any, but found out we just missed seeing some bears climb all over some cars. A guy was there filming
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I would like to say this is the view from our room, but it is where Alex had his Bison burger.
bears and showed me the marks on the car.
At Jackson Lake Alex had a Bison burger which he loved.
We topped off the night at the local Jackson Hole rodeo. What an event. Even kids entered and rode small bulls. Oh, and just prior to the rodeo, we enjoyed a local park event with artists , food, and a local brewery. We spent a couple hours relaxing at the base of the Snow Mountain ski lifts listening to the music. What's nice surprise for a Wed afternoon.
Some little facts I learned:
Jackson is the name of the town, Jackson Hole is the region. They know you are a tourist if you refer to the town as Jackson Hole.
Bison and Buffalo are the same species. The difference is just in what the locals where you are call them.
The continental divide is just the division of the watershed. Water to the East of the divide flows to the Atlantic, water to the West flows to the Pacific.


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I would like to say this is the view from our room, but it is where Alex had his Bison burger.
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The local rodeo

It was surprisingly a lit of fun and well done for a local rodeo head 2 times weekly.


29th June 2013

Beautiful scenary. Jackson Hole sounds like a cool place. Glad you both are enjoying your vacation. I heard on the news that part of the country was having a heat wave? I hope it's cool where you are. I am enjoying your updates!
29th June 2013

They are all complaining about how hot it is. It feels like a spring day for us. At night it has to be pushing close to freezing some of the time. Very nice to drive with the top off the jeep.
3rd July 2013

This is beautiful!
3rd July 2013

After riding that dolphin on New Years, you shouldn't have any trouble here!

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