After we left The Craters of the Moon National Park and Preserve, we turned our sights to the Grand Teton National Park with an elevation of 6,200 ft.
We stayed two nights at Gros Ventre Campground where we had a visitor. Make that four visitors! The campground was nice enough. Parking spaces were not too close to one another. No hook-ups. Dump station and water at the entrance. With our pass, the cost was $10.50 each night.
At the Visitor's Center, a representative of the Jackson Hole Association suggested places to visit and she even knew of an organic vegetarian/vegan restaurant.
We walked about four blocks to the Lotus Cafe and were not disappointed.
Saturday was farmer's market. It was the best farmer's market we have shopped in a long time. We stocked up on some much needed fresh fruits and vegetables.
This was the final market of the season and the businesses in the City Square also had their sale merchandise on racks and tables on the sidewalks in front of their stores. We did some Christmas shopping.
We spent the rest of the day and Sunday taking in the sights of Jackson Hole and Teton National Park.
|Glaciers remaining in the Tetons on the right quarter of the photo above and a close up below. |
Photos were difficult to capture due to the distance between our location and the mountains.
The elevation of the Grand Teton is 13,700 ft. or four thousand, two hundred meters.
The middle Teton tops out at twelve thousand eight hundred and four feet or three thousand, nine hundred three meters.
The shortest of the range, Static Peak is eleven thousand three hundred three feet.
Along the road was a huge herd of Bison. Those beasties are huge! The hair from the Buffalo can be spun into yarn and made into sweaters, scarves, gloves and more.
The Snake River flows nearby providing fly fishermen and Anglers their chance to harvest Trout.
Ansel Adams used this site to photograph the Tetons. It was his work that generated U.S. citizen's support for national parks.
Ansel Adams, I am not!
Do you see how much the trees have grown to obscure much of the Snake River?
I believe that this photograph of Adams was taken in 1902 by standing on the roof of his station wagon.
|Photo borrowed from the Internet|
The wild horses looked well fed.
Some were content to stay far from the fence.
Others were happy to come to the fence to mooch.
This horse was not so wild that he learned to come to the fence and bat his long eyelashes and gaze at you with those beautiful eyes to convince someone to pick the grass located outside the fenced area and feed him.
When I did not provide a treat for him, he was content to walk away and forage on his own.
And this wild man is trying to satisfy his appetite for unusual rocks.
I cannot take this man anywhere! He is always bent over looking for that "special" rock.
Following our tour of lower elevations, we drove up signal mountain. There was a trail head that led to the peak.
We needed exercise, so up we went....slowly.
The elevation changed to 7,720 ft. John needed to stop and rest, but the altitude did not seem to bother him. Me? I was having a bit trouble breathing. Go figure.
This was our view from atop Signal Mountain.
Breathtaking! In more ways than one.
This hike ended our day. We returned to the motorhome in anticipation of sighting more wildlife and proceeding to Yellowstone the next morning.
God bless and safe travels.