2007 06 23 – Big Trip – Day 54 – Grand Teton National Park

Colter Bay Campground, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Odometer – 5128 miles

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View from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

We all slept until about 9 this morning. Ron was a bit cold at 6am so Paola turned on the heater. By the time we got up 3 hours later, the RV was like a sweatshop. The weather here in the past few days has been great, going up to 29C in the day, and down to 5-10C at night.

We took a path from the RV site that led us to Jackson Lake. We sat on the shoreline enjoying the sun, the view of the Tetons, and the children tirelessly throwing rock after rock into the water. After the girls started to show signs of enough, we continued to a 2 mile hike on the Lakeshore loop. Both Shir and Orr fell asleep in the stroller as we walked through a forest along the lake. At one point we saw a doe at the water drinking, but when we tried to get closer she ran off.

We had lunch in the cafeteria near the park visitor center and then I ran back to the campground to get the RV. For the rest of the afternoon we drove around the park’s road stopping here and there for some views. The problem is that in the afternoon the sun shine over the mountains right into your face (The Tetons are a north south range to the west of the road) so you can’t really get a good view or good photos.

We had dinner at Lake Jenny Overlook and then got the kids ready for bed. With all three in pajamas, we drove back to the campground, hoping to spot wildlife on the way. We did see some female elk, but no moose. As the sun was setting there were some terrific views of the mountain peaks drenched in a red sky. Tomorrow we head north into Montana.

Good night,

-Hemi

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