Atherton Creek Campground
Coming north out of Jackson is about as impressive a sight of the Grand Tetons as you can get! Just stunning how they rise up so jagged, majestic and magical! If you haven't been yet, try to enter from Jackson. It's a sight not to be missed.
The famous barns around Mormon Row.
Our friends Doug & Dotty, from Arizona, joined us for the rest of our time in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. They brought their kayaks and we can't wait to get them in one of the beautiful lakes.
In many states there are Boat Inspection Stations. All boats must pull over to get an inspection. You're usually asked what body of water your boat was in last, the date and where are you going next. While entering Idaho, this was the first time that even kayaks and canoes were included. The are mainly looking to prevent the spread of freshwater Zebra Mussels. Many times we had to stop in Idaho and later Wyoming and Montana. In the Tetons and Yellowstone, besides the inspection, you had to get Non-resident Inspection Decal ($15) and a Boat Permit ($15). Finally, on to String Lake.
String Lake was a better choice than Jenny Lake. It's a much more narrow lake which kept the winds and waves down. It was a gorgeous day for the water! Crystal clear lake. It almost connects with
Leigh Lake. You could paddle for hours. As such, it was quite popular with other kayaks, rafts, SUPs and lots of swimmers.
Doug and Dotty
Breathtaking views all around!
|Lots of logs in the water. Some had plants and grasses growing out of them.|
A marmot (above) and ground squirrel (below).
More driving around the park meant more wildlife spottings. These Elk were trying to get across the busy road to join the rest of the herd.
Dotty and I were standing near this very spot taking pictures just before Doug spotted this bull moose while we were enjoying our Huckleberry ice cream. Who knows how close he actually was to us. Glad we didn't find out!
|Gotta rub the marker for Good Luck. I do this when hiking peaks. Does anyone else?|
A drive to the top of Signal Mountain and the temperature dropped drastically. Even a few snow flurries blew in the strong winds.
Another day we spent our time in Jackson. What is the difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole? Jackson is a town in the area of Jackson Hole which is the surrounding area.
The numerous antler sheds that make up the park entrances are up to 7 years old. They are collected by the boy scouts each Spring when the bull elk shed their antlers in the Elk Refuge area.
We took a nice stagecoach around town.
Notice the reflection of our Wells Fargo Stagecoach in the window of the Wells Fargo bank as we drive by.
Three Brilliant Minds
Sharing a bench with Einstein. Enjoying the many cool bronze statues.
We ate dinner at the Gun Barrel Steak & Game House. Some of the best food we had during our 2 weeks there. I didn't get any pictures so I borrowed these from the internet.
And below, some random pictures.
Good Bye Tetons, On to Yellowstone!
We love being able to spend more time with our friends!