Today was all about Grand Teton National Park. Teton is all about alpine view with pristine lakes and tall jagged peaks; very different from all the volcanic features of Yellowstone. The view of Teton range from Jenny Lake is the most spectacular of the park. We actually did the drive 3 times. The lighting was all wrong the first time. The above photo was taken on the second drive. We had to repeat the drive again because we were trying to go to the lodge for lunch but it was full. So we had our lunch with a view at the parking lot. All the drives were well worth it.
The above view was from the top of Signal Mountain. As mountain goes, Signal Mountain is not that tall (it does have a cell tower on top) but it is the 180 degrees view that is impressive. One can see the big open countryside and again there is the Teton Range. What was really impressive was the silence. We all stood there, gazing at the scene, no one said a word. Furthermore, there was none of this endless photos of me-and-the-mountain. For once, we forgot the endless selfies.
As some of you are aware, there was a drought covering the entire western North America. It looks like the long awaited rain has finally arrived. We dodged rain for the last couple of days and there is snow predicted for Saturday. I understand that precipitation is really important but just a slight delay by a couple of days would be perfect.
This is the end of this holiday. We are driving back to Salt Lake City, most likely in the rain. However that is much better than the original forecast which calls for 6 inches of snow.