6/07/2013

June 3, 2013 Travel to Grand Teton National Park

After an uneventful night at Wal-Mart, we headed first to get fuel and off we went.  The scenery continues to WOW us.

Lots of snow fences - brrrrrr.

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Windmills and Snow Fences = Cold and Windy:

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The pictures do not show the immenseness of this part of the country.  Many areas remind me of Alaska.

As we went down this road, we saw what we thought was smoke on the right side:

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Turns out it was a sheep stampede that went for about 2 miles - LOTS of sheep:

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Don’t know what startled them but they were moving!

We went thru Kemmerer which is the birthplace of JC Penney.  This is the mother store that is still in business.  We did not stop because they were not open but will do so next time.

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We are at 6000’ here - lots of farms and water:

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We came around a corner and WOW! The mountains:

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And a strange formation:

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Getting closer:

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Pronghorn all over:

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Many LITTLE towns - Smile:

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These folks have incredible views:

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The aspen leaves are just starting to leaf here:

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More pronghorn:

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Oh My!:

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Slide area:

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Lots of yellow flowers:

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Coming into Jackson Hole:

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Andy and I were here by car in 1997.  This is where we had our first balloon ride - in the Snake River Valley with the Tetons next to us. 

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What beauty:

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We settled in the Gros Ventre (pronounce Gro-vant) Campground.  Lots of space and very nice.  The Gros Ventre River is about 100’ behind us:

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Here is a close up of all those yellow flowers on the hillsides:

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Once we set up, we took a little drive:

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With a stop at the visitor center for information and to see their movie and museum.

Love my moose Smile:

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I found this very interesting. 

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Hope we don’t drop while we are here:

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The Teton Range and the Jackson Hole Valley:

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After dinner we took a little walk around the campground and what did we see.... a young bull moose (those who know me can just imagine how excited I was SmileSurprised smile).

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What a PERFECT ending to another great day.

Stats for today:

Miles Traveled: 224 miles

Routes Traveled:

Wyoming: SR-150; SR-89; US-189B; I-80; US-189; US-26/89-191; Gros Ventre Road

6 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

Say hi to the Elk Refuge for me while you are in the area. I almost took a volunteer position there for this summer.

Judy and Emma said...

Did you know that you have both word verification and blog owner approval on your comment section? Seems like overkill to me and that word verification thing is a real pain.

Denis and Sandy Letendre said...

I'm so excited to see your photos because we are in Lander, WY about 100 miles away from you. How long are you going to be there - we might catch up with you.

Denis and Sandy Letendre said...

We're in Lander, WY just 100 miles from you. How long are you staying at that park? Maybe we'll catch up.

Diane said...

Hi Denis and Sandy,

Sorry we missed you - :-(

Safe travels and hopefully we will catch up again.

Diane said...

Hi Judy and Emma, The Elk Refuge looked beautiful but all the elk have migrated. I would like to come back when they are here - must be beautiful.
As far as the blog comments go...I was getting a lot of spam and tired of deleting them soooo it was either work verification or stop comments altogether. Feel free to send me an email if that works better for you.
Safe travels.