photos below are what we saw.
through Jackson Hole and turned north toward the Grand
Tetons. Our views were obscured by smoke from the large
forest fire to the south. In fact, that fire had the main
southern entrance to Jackson closed to allow the firefighters
unrestricted access to address the fire. But, despite the
smoky air, the Tetons are still very impressive.
the group got skunked and decided to attempt a remote camp out
of the actual park, we passed some nice meadows close to the
trail. These were still in the park, so were off-limits.
group found sufficient space on a portion of lake bed that was
dry. The ground was flat, but not level, so some
adjustments were needed.
parked parallel to the water's edge and only blocked one side of
the truck with "camper legos". While not level, it was
parked his LMTV behind us on a rocky section of the shore.
on the other hand, found the soft spot and concluded he was a)
in danger of rolling over (not); and b) he was stuck
(not). It did not take too long for him to figure out that
all he needed to do was back out. He repositioned and
everything was ducky.
smoke from the forest fire added a pink glow to an otherwise
came and the decision was made that the group was going to split
up to see Yellowstone Park. Bob and I were the last to
leave the camp and Bob decided, due to his air system failure,
that he would head west on the dirt to Ennis, MT where his
brother lives. We decided to go into the park and
therefore backtracked to the main highway.
be seen from the exposed shore, this lake (a reservoir actually)
was quite a bit below full pool.
to the west you get a view of how low the lake actually
is. We backtracked to the main road and then headed north
into the park. Oddly, we were turned around by the ranger
who objected to the yak skull on my hood. I was told that
I had to remove it and I politely told her to fornicate herself
and we turned around and headed south.
being rejected at Yellowstone, we headed south toward
Jackson. Along the way, we got several nice views of the
lakes that parallel the Teton range are really quite beautiful,
even with the smoky air.
from the smoke is clearly visible in the photo above.
We had a
very nice lunch at the Jackson Lake Lodge with a great view of
the mountains. Kathleen had the lake trout and it was moist and
route south had many viewpoints, each with a slightly different
perspective of the mountains.
final view of the Tetons was, in my opinion, the best.
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