Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park was established twice:  in 1929 to protect the majestic peaks and in 1950 it was expanded to included the valleys below.  It is just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park and worth the drive.
We crossed the Continental Divide and saw lots of snow on the side of the road and the rivers were full.
We had a picnic lunch along the road with these beauties in the background.
We drove the length of the park, north to south passing Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake and down to Moose Junction.
It was another gorgeous day of mountain beauty.  At the southern end of the park lies Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  We stopped and walked around.
Seems like a high-end ski town without the snow at the moment.  So there are a number of hiking, biking mountain climbing guided tours.
We scaled the mountain through Teton Pass and looked back on Jackson Hole below.
The rest of the way home was mostly uneventful except for our descent down the mountain with 10% grades!

We loved our time in Grand Teton National Park and recommend it.  It was a fun day.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles.  Until next time...

7 comments:

  1. great shots of the Grand Tetons!!!..glad you enjoyed your day!..but how could you not with views like that!!

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  2. Agree, great pictures. It has been a long time since we have been there.

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  3. We were there last year. We are blessed to have a friend who works for the Park Service and lives in housing -- reminded us of base housing -- in Moose. Beautiful area! Be safe in your travels!

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  4. Beautiful photos... We loved that area and it has been years since we were there but nothing changes... It is still very spectacular!
    Thanks for the memories
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  5. It's been years since we were there..love those rugged mountain tops..We used to travel all over by car, before we got the Hiker..Seems like now we have the Hiker, we don't go near as much..What the Heck's wrong with that picture?

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  6. I think Dave and I will try to add a day trip to the Grand Tetons into our agenda, especially if we get some sunny weather!

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  7. Loved seeing the Grand Tetons years ago as well as Yellowstone. What a great land this North America is.

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