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Published: June 23rd 2017
Boat 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
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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