Friday, August 23, 2013

Grand Teton National Park

We were in Colter Bay campground in Grand Teton National Park last week. A fantastic location on Jackson Lake but no internet or cellphone in the park, so I'm a little behind in posting. 

Here are some pics of Mount Moran reflected in the river that I took one morning.

The campground is on Jackson Lake. This beach was a short walk from our RV.

What makes this place so special is that the mountains rise straight up without any foothills to get in the way of the view. It's not easy to capture on film but seeing Grand Teton (13,770 ft) rising 7,000 feet above the valley is striking. 

We took several hikes here and just missed seeing a bear one day along Leigh Lake. There were several people on the trail coming the other way. They had just seen a bear cub with the mother nearby and turned around when we ran into them. Needless to say, we didn't investigate (although I was tempted). There were a couple of attacks in Yellowstone last week so we'll have to be careful and keep our distance if we do see one. 

We did see a moose but it was too far away to get any pictures. There are lots of beautiful lakes here where the moose apparently hang out, so we always kept our eyes open. Here is Swan Lake which we visited to on a hike. 

We took a side trip one day to Jackson WY. Nice tourist town, lots of fancy shops and restaurants next to the ski resort.

Next stop Yellowstone. 

1 comment:

  1. I have had my pic taken in this exact spot. Jackson Hole and the Tetons is one of my favorite places anywhere. very jealous of your trip, though I have no reason to complain myself!