Grand Tetons National Park

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Grand Tetons National Park

After exploring the wonders of Yellowstone, we headed off to nearby Grand Tetons National Park.  Just seven miles south of Yellowstone, these majestic mountains create a skyline that is a photographers dream.  Unfortunately, my camera inexplicably stopped working the night before, and I had to take all my shots with the camcorder.  Just not as sharp!  I'll definately have to stop somewhere and either get this camera fixed, or buy a new one.   Not going to do the rest of this trip without a functioning camera!!

The area around Jackson Hole is nature at its best.  The jagged mountaintops were shaped by glaciers, which can still be seen near the peaks. This is a relatively young mountain range in geologic terms, so the peaks are still as sharp as on the drawings you used to make in kindergarten!  The lake and the wildlife only compliment the scenery.

Jagged Mountains carved by Glaciers
 So beautiful, and yet so different, from Yellowstone Park just a few miles to the north!  We drove around the lake and mountains, stopping at all the turnoffs and scenic viewpoints.  We walked down too the waters edge, and were sad to see a dead hawk in the water :(   There were also several live ones circling overhead.  We also saw several elk by the roadside...they are just not very afraid of people, as long as you don't approach them too closely.   We stopped at the visitor's center (of course) so Tyler could get another passport stamp to add to his collection.  After doing a loop around the park and taking many photo breaks, we headed back towards Yellowstone!

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Grand Tetons National Park
Grand Tetons National Park
Jagged Mountains carved by Glaciers
Jagged Mountains carved by Glaciers
The road to Grand Tetons
The road to Grand Tetons
only 7 miles south of Yellowstone
only 7 miles south of Yellowstone
amazing mountains!
amazing mountains!
nice rack
nice rack
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