Happy Rovers National Park Tour 2011 travel blog














Ah, beautiful Teton National Park! The day dawned clear, but chilly. We headed out on the road to Teton National Park which goes through Teton Village, past Jenny lake, along the shore of Jackson Lake and then winds through the glacier carved valley back to Jackson.

We stopped at the Visitors Center at South Jenny Lake, but it was too crowded to stay long. Drove up the road about 2 miles to North Jenny Lake and ate a picnic lunch there. Quiet and beautiful sitting amongst the tree. We were pleasantly surprised by many butterflies flitting around.

While driving through Teton NP, we came upon the Laurence Rockefeller Preserve. Mr. Rockefeller was a driving force in saving this beautiful territory from over development. There is a very nice visitors center in the Preserve. A short walk to the Interpretive Center and a lovely stream with a lively water falls. (Again, see photos) The Park Rangers and docents are very friendly and quite informative. We have yet to see any of the wildlife that is talked about, but much evidence of their presence is around.

Drove up the road to Jackson Lake, stopping at the Jackson Lake Reservoir & Dam. (See photos) Three of the flood gates were open and the water was rushing through the gates, green clear and glassy!

The road meandered through the park, and we made MANY stops at the numerous turn-outs lining the road for pictures from all sides of the Tetons! We hit some light showers on the way back, but it is still nice weather. Although it was in the 40's this morning, it reached 75o in the late afternoon.

Tonight the Kehoe's & Peace's at at the Virginian Lodge, while Carole & I ate Bubba's BBQ. Good meals for everyone!

We head out tomorrow for Fishing Bridge RV Campground right on Yellowstone Lake. We plan to stay there for 4 or 5 nights. Really looking forward to visiting Yellowstone! So far, a great trip.

L8R Darryl

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