Grand Tetons

by William Mclaughlin October. 05, 2015 3176 views

When we were traveling from Craters of the Moon to Yellowstone, we got to see the Grand Tetons from the Idaho side. They're pretty impressive no matter which side you're on!

National Park campgrounds are always beautiful, but the campsites aren't always level. We got the front of the motorhome up as far as we could, and it still wasn't level! We spent two days there, feeling like we were walking up and down a hill every time we went from one end of the motorhome to the other.

We got up early the first morning we were there in order to see the mountains with the sun shining on them. We were on the east side of the mountain range, which meant the afternoon light cast the peaks in shadow rather than lighting them up. It was fun to be up at sunrise to see the mountains slowly lit, first just the peaks and then lower and lower as the sun came up. We were on the beach of Jackson Lake with only five or six other photographers for company!

Aspen groves are so amazing. We had an opportunity to stop at a grove that was right near the road.

From a distance they're like seeing fire on the hills.

Aspens and mountains. Terrific scenery!

We saw busloads of tourists, and the day we were there they all seemed to be from Korea. We thoroughly enjoyed this group. They would pose in front of the mountains with arms up and out, grinning, “Look where I am!!!” Their enthusiasm for the day was contagious. I loved the woman in pink. She kept telling the woman with the scarf how she wanted it to flow in the breeze. Such artistic vision … it was wonderful to watch them! Tara took this picture on her phone through the window, and then went to the women and showed it to them. The three of them had a great time!

One of the stops along the road was Jenny Lake. Such a lovely place!

Late afternoon light back at Jackson Lake, near our campsite. The Grand Tetons are beautiful, and we enjoyed our time there.

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