Grand Teton National Park is in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Grand Teton NP is one of the most overlooked parks in the system but has beautiful scenery.
The Teton Mountain Range.
Not only does the park have sharp mountains, it also has crystal clear lakes.
Many beautiful flowers were in bloom. These are native but I think they may have had a little help from a gardener.
Even the lichens were colorful. Yes, they actually were this red color.
Our next stop was at the Menors Ferry crossing of the Snake River
This General Store is in the original building and was stocked with many original items as well as reproduction for sale.
This was the home of the store owner and ferry operator. It had original era furnishings in it.
Also on display were horse drawn wagons from the same time period.
Menor’s Ferry consists of a platform deck which is set upon two pontoons for flotation. The ferry is tethered to a cable system that spans the river and operates by directing the pontoons toward the opposite riverbank, allowing the power of the current to push the craft across the river channel; the system uses river power—rather than motor power—to push the ferry across the water. The original ferry was in operation from the 1890's to 1927 when a bridge was built. The ferry shown is a reproduction and is actually used to ferry tourists at certain times of the year. Unfortunately the Skunk was then when it was in dry-dock.
This homestead and barn is the Moulton Place. The barn is probably one of the photographed barns in the US with the Teton mountain in the background. For more info go to http://www.nps.gov/grte/historyculture/mormon.htm
And yes the bison and antelope do play in the park. However, contrary to popular belief, pronghorns are not antelope. They belong to their own specific species and are the last of the species from which they sprang. Check it out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronghorn
"The Tetons - Snake River." by Ansell Adams, famed B&W photographer.
"Bend in the River" by
the almost famous color photographer,
The Texas Skunk. Same place,
pretty much the same view. Awesome Right?