Grand Teton Mountains rise like a picket fence along the border between south-east Idaho and western . Wyoming
Their profile is much the same from any angle on the
side their appearance changes dramatically from every location. This is the view from Grand Teton Lodge, a high rent national park hotel which has a nice bathroom just off the lobby. Wyoming
DH and I have lived just an hour and a half's drive from The Grand Tetons for a long time. We went through
Yellowstone Park and on our honeymoon. It was pouring rain and we never even saw the mountains, but we didn’t much care. Grand Teton Park
Back again with friends on another motorcycle excursion and a hike around
. Jenny Lake
Before the place became insanely crowded it was a great place to do a little family camping.
Who couldn’t resist a view like this from your picnic table?
DH and I even hiked up to
where we could see The Grand up close at around ten thousand feet. The trail looked so easy on the map. How can miles up a mountain path be so much longer than miles along a sidewalk? Lake Solitude
"The North Face" transparent watercolor 18x24 in. 140 cp
That view inspired this watercolor painting which I gave to DH to hang in his office on campus. It helped us remember the good times and not the blisters on our feet. See more of my paintings here.
The Tetons have served as a backdrop for several trips to the July 4th Balloon Fest.
Sometimes our trip through the park is slowed by the locals.
If you go there REEEEAALY early in the morning in October you can hear the eerie sound of the elk bugle, and most likely get to see the big bulls as they show off for their cows.
This year, even though we went in June, the Tetons were still sporting a deep snow pack. Any climber who wants to bag the 13,775 (4199 m) Grand is going to have to wear his snow boots.