Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore Summer 2010 travel blog


Colter Bay Campground

Grand Teton National Park

Monday

Today we packed up and headed to the Grand Tetons. After leaving the campground we encountered road work. The road was very bumpy and we thought I was driving a covered wagon trail. Well after 20 miles of that it was back on the pavement. We passed a number of ranches and fields of hay. When watering these fields the water is sprayed by a big rig of irrigation pipes on wheels and it moves in a circle from a center point. I remember flying over these fields and just seeing green circles now from the ground level it is just amazing how it is done. I have posted some of these pictures. Then before leaving Idaho we passed by Palisades reservoir that holds water along the Snake River. Then at Alpine we headed north to Jackson. Passing through Jackson we were on our way to Colter Bay on Jackson Lake. We arrived, checked in, and found our spot. It is just beautiful, all the pines that surround the site. After dinner we headed down to the amphitheater for a ranger program about the Grand Tetons.

Tuesday

This morning we got up early. After coffee and breakfast it was off for a little hike. First Debi, Heidi and I walked down to the lake shore and around the camp. Dogs are not allowed on most of the wooded trails because of the bears. Seems bears are interested by dog smells. Then I took off by myself and did the Lakeshore trail, just over 2 miles, it starts at the visitors center and goes along Colter Bay and then the lake shoreline back to the visitors center. During the hike I took pictures of some of the wildlife and flowers along the trail. Tonight we will head back for ranger programs about the bears here in the park.

Sorry due to the poor Internet connection I will post pictures later

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