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Sep 6, 2019 - Historic European Settlement

A peek at pioneer life in Grand Teton N.P. This was a harsh climate to live in year round. Most pioneers settled further south or at the very least on the more fertile land on the east side of the river. When the Menor brothers, Holliday and Bill, settled here in 1894 they were alone on their homestead on the west side for about 10 years. However, they were inventive and entrepreneurial men. Their homestead had a smokehouse for preserving meat for the long winters, a storehouse to keep food safe from animals and the elements and a water...

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Sep 6, 2019 - Moose area Visitor Center

Friday, September 6: Colter Campground to the Moose area Weather: An overcast morning in the low 50sF, only warming to the high 60sF by afternoon with intermittent and scattered rain showers Route: Colter Bay Campground → US-191S → Teton Park Road(S) → Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center → US-191N → Antelope Flats Rd → US-191N → Schwabacher Landing Rd → US-191N → Colter Bay Campground Today's Plan: Explore the southern end of Grand Teton N.P., including the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, Menor's Ferry Historic District and...

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Sep 5, 2019 - Jenny Lake

Thursday, September 5: Colter Campground to Jenny Lake area Weather: A clear morning in the high 40sF warming to the high 80sF by afternoon with partly cloudy skies Route: Colter Bay Campground → US-191S → Teton Park Road → Jenny Lake Area → Teton Park Road → US-191N → Colter Bay Campground Thanks to the slower speeds on less mountainous roads our average gas mileage reached 27.6mpg at this point of the trip. Today's Plan: Take the boat shuttle across Jenny Lake to the Cascade Canyon Trailhead and hike as far as I could go without making my...

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Apr 22, 2019 - Grand Tetons National Park in Moose Wyoming 2018

Being early May, the temperatures averages from 30-60degrees depending on the elevation. When we left Utah, the temperature was near 65, when we drove over the Teton Pass (8,432ft elevation), it was snowing, sleeting, and in the 30s. Once we were over it and into Jackson, the temperature went back into the 50s. Driving through Jackson/Hole, Wyoming, we got a feeling of déjà vu. I guess it was because we really have been here before, back in 2012 (journal entry #85 Sept 28, 2012 to be exact). We saw some familiar places like the Antler Arch...

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Sep 10, 2018 - Still alive and kicking

Dave here. We're still doing our thing, and all is well. Currently working for a season at the Grand Tetons, and it's been great. Sorry we haven't posted anything for a while, but the time and effort that goes into a blog update was taking time from other things I wanted to do. Cindy planned to take over, but has found herself a little overwhelmed by the process as well, lol. (She has over a year's worth of photos just sitting in folders on the computer, lol) I warned her, lol! We've been concentrating on building up our bank account, and...

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Sep 5, 2018 - Grand Teton National Park

We spent 3 days at the wonderful Grand Teton National Park. We spent one night at the Headwaters Rv Park and two nights at the Colter Bay Village campground which was much more convenient. We kayaked at Jackson Lake. We had fantastic dinners at the Ranch House restaurant. It was the best National Park restaurant that we experienced. We saw a female moose gorging herself on pond grass. We had a fabulous last National Park day starting with a beautiful kayaking excursion on the gorgeous Jenny Lake. Then we hiked on the Lake Jenny trail along...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Wallander, the Oregon Trail and Bald Eagles

For the loooong drive today I wallowed in a Wallander (Val-AND-der) audio book, prequel to the PBS mystery series. The morose Swedish detective, with a wardrobe of sweaters to suit each notch on the Celsius thermometer, was a great diversion on the way from Boise to Idaho Falls. The Snake River serpentined back and forth under the straight-as-an-arrow highway as I despaired for the travelers of the Oregon Trail who walked or rode in wagons and on horseback for weeks on end through this desolate sagebrush country. It’s a good thing I had a...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Grand Teton National Park

We left Victor, ID and crossed over the "Teton Pass" into Jackson Hole, WY. I do NOT recommend this route (Wyoming 22 and Idaho 33) while towing going either way. It is about 10 Miles of 10% grade. 5 up and 5 down. We entered the park through the Granite Canyon entrance. Upon leaving the park you are immediately in the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway which connects Grand Teton NP with Yellowstone NP. On our way back we went around the Teton NP through Jackson, WY.

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Aug 20, 2010 - Craig Thomas Visitor Center Grand Teton

There is so much to see and we just touch the surface driving through. The park ranger gave us a guide to which lists some of the most important areas to view. The ranger said that there was a 4 inch snowfall on the mountains a couple of days ago. You can still see the now in the highest peaks when you look up. On our drive, we did see a young male deer with antlers eating calmly despite all the cars driving past him. When we get to Yellowstone, we still see some smoke in the distance. There are signs on the roadway though that say not to...

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Jun 1, 2010 - Grand Tetons, WY

May 31 & June 1 Grand Teton National Park Colter Bay Campground Well the blue sky and puffy clouds had to come to an end sometime. We arrived at the Grand Tetons with clouds coming in and rain showers. Unfortunately it’s supposed to be cloudy and rainy for about a week. The good news was that we were still able to get out and see some views even if the Tetons were covered in clouds. Hiking and looking not only at the views but for wildlife at the same time has been lots of fun. We have seen elk, deer, moose (sorry Sharon), red tailed hawk,...

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Sep 28, 2008 - A ride to the Tetons

We left around 9:00 for a drive down to the Tetons. We drove down to Moose on US89, took a drive down Antelope Flat and Mormon row to see some barns, then took Teton Park Rd back up along the Snake River. As with Yellowstone, many of the stores, restaurants, gift shops are closing for the season. We did manage to find a lodge that is open year-round at Signal Mountain Lodge near Colter Bay Marina, had a bite to eat there, and chatted with some people that live outside of San Francisco. It was another gorgeous day except it was a little hazy...

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Sep 4, 2008 - Yellowstone & Tetons

August 29th We drove through Southern Montana and entered Yellowstone National Park at the North entrance. The first few miles were pretty desolate. It is very dry here and the temperature is above normal. Mostly yellow grass and sagebrush. As we went farther into the park, the scenery improved. We came into pine forest and then starting seeing thermal features with steam coming up out of the ground. The earth around these areas is barren and mostly white and pink. The hot mineral water bubbles up out of the ground. We stopped and looked at...

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