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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Touring the Grand Teton NP

13 July 2017

Today we drove to the Grand Teton NP our 2nd visit or maybe 3rd since 1998. This is a beautiful park and we never tire of viewing the majestic Tetons. To enter the park we drove to Victor and over the Teton Pass at over 8,000 ft with a view at the top of the town of Wilson. Driving through Jackson, snapped a photo of the Antler rack on one corner of the downtown park. Each corner has a rack display.

View From Teton Pass

Antler Rack Jackson, Wy

I have tried to select the best pictures out of over 200.

From Jackson we followed Hwy 191 until the Moose Entrance cutoff stopping at the Visitor Center. This is the more scenic route with more interesting stops. The visitor center has some very nice displays, gift shop and majestic views of the Tetons. They have taken plastic bottles and made an outdoor display simulating the river and fish. Very ingenious.

Closest I Got to Bear

Display in Visitor Center

Plastic Bottle Display

We are Together

Probably Will Not see Real Moose

You Are not Suppose to Touch

View of Tetons From Visitor Center

Continuing on we did a photo stop at the Chapel of Transfiguration. We opted due to very heavy traffic to forego the South Jenny Lake Visitor Center and go instead to the North Jenny Lake Loop by the lake.

Chapel of Transfiguration

Signage About Chapel

We stopped at the Signal Mountain Lodge for lunch on the outside patio with views of Jackson Lake. After lunch we drove up to the Jackson Lake Lodge which is not on the lake, but we stayed here in one of the cottages in 1998. At that time Moose were grazing by the lodge, but not today. In fact we saw no wild life on our drive. Boo Hoo. Guess it is just too hot and they seeking coolness in the forests.

Signal MT Lodge

Mt Moran View

A sad note: Over 116 animals were killed by vehicles last year due to reckless and speeding drivers in the park. God rest their sweet souls.

 Stopped in Jackson at Staples for printer cartridges and Dollar store for crossword books. Must say, this is by far the cleanest and neatest Dollar Tree I have ever been in. Complimented the manager.  Jackson is a maze of shops, traffic, galleries and restaurants. Very spendy area.

On the way back we stopped in Alpine, WY for dinner at a very good pizza place.

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