Friday, 25 May 2012

The Grand Teton National Park, WY

We had read the weather report for both Salt Lake City and Jackson (the nearest town to the Grand Tetons) and both had said that thunderstorms were on the agenda for the next few days. We found a little state park campground on the way up and it snowed while we tried to cook dinner! The little van is really only a fair weather vehicle, it is not pleasant when it's raining or snowing as the space inside is very limited and you pretty much have to go to bed.

We arrived on the second day and found a camp spot in Gros Ventre campground which is just outside the Grand Teton National Park, but run by the park. It is close enough to Jackson for us to go in and get dinner. You can’t cook if it’s raining! Unfortunately Lindsay had already started cooking on the first night before we realized it would rain and he got wet.

snow!
Bison in our campground

The next morning we woke up to snow! We spent the next couple of days in the same campground and went into Jackson during the day and for dinner. We had a great dinner at an Italian Cucina called Nani’s. The only place in town to have a shower was the recreation centre, so we spent an afternoon sitting in the hot tub, sauna, steam room and pool. It turned out to be the worst shower as there didn't seem to be any hot water!

Jenny Lake
We hiked up to to Taggart Lake, keeping an eye on the sky as we could tell that the clouds were building. On the way back Lindsay grabbed my camera and started running back to the car, I couldn't keep up and it started raining just before I got back.
Taggart Lake

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