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Teton Mountains from outside Jackson

We got up early to leave the crowds in Jackson Hole and travel east.  The Teton Mountains are just as awe-inspiring from a distance but the real surprise was what was to come. 

 

As we crossed the Continental Divide (the highest point where rain on one side flows to the Pacific and on the other flows to the Atlantic) we found a small lake (Wind River Lake) perfectly reflecting the craggy cliffs of the divide.  Beautiful!! 

 

Next we followed the Wind River down through Painted Hills colored in shades of red, white, yellow and a soft violet.  This is an Indian Reservation where the Indians who had once lived in Jackson were resettled.

Wind River Lake near the Continental Divide
 

 

We continued on towards Greybull, Wyoming and went past what must have once been a major tourist attraction – Mineral Hot Springs.  It had strange rock formations caused by centuries of mineral water flowing from the springs.  Sort of like the formations made in caves but these were rock ledges along the river.  There were bath houses but we were trying to get to Greybull before dark and didn’t stop to swim.. 

 

All the towns we drove through had lower numbers for population than for elevation – some had only 300 citizens and most were at 4,000 feet above sea level.  The only two towns we spent any time in (yeah, we were eating both times) the people were very friendly.  Even in 100 degree heat we eat outside in shade if we can.  People walking by said “Hi”, “How are you?” and probably wondered who the out-of-town crazies eating outside were. 

 

We finally reached Greybull and had a nice sunset walk on a trail through town before turning in for the night.

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Teton Mountains from outside Jacks…
Teton Mountains from outside Jack…
Wind River Lake near the Continent…
Wind River Lake near the Continen…
the Painted Hills
the Painted Hills
Mineral Hot Springs
Mineral Hot Springs
mineral spring formation from cent…
mineral spring formation from cen…
sunset along a path in Greybull, WY
sunset along a path in Greybull, WY
Greybull
photo by: nonna