Teton has a different feel from Yellowstone There were not much sight-seeing compared to Yellowstone. Most tourists
only spent 1 day here. Teton Range is the main feature of the Park. From far, I was already keeping my eyes on the
beautiful peaks. One day I wil climb up that peak.
I managed to reserve a night at one of their rustic cabins, originally built in Montana Frontier in 1890. They took
them and rebuilt them besides Jackson Lake. These log cabins still smelt very good. I tried to hike up a local
hill through the trees to have a good view on the Tetons. However I lost the battle to the fearless mosquitos,
and I had to turn back. I got out-numbered, probably 10,000+ to one.
Then I went for a walk around Jackson Lake. Beautiful views from far, but because it's a trough year, the water
level in Jackson can't even support any motorized boating. Jackson Lake supplies water to the 10 neighboring counties.
On the way back, it's almost sunset. Mosquitos went crazy on me again, and I had to literally run to avoid them.
This Lake is very big
I thought I am tall
What do you think about my new hair style?
What is that yellow stuff?
Someone is having a good time here!
I stayed in this lodge, built in 1890
13 Peaks in Teton Range
I went horseback riding the next day, and it's a sunny warm day, happily no mosquitos. I saw a moose running through
the swamps, didn't have enough time to snap a picture. The wranglers explained the ecosystem in Teton was very
different from Yellowstone. Drier climate and more tree species than in Yellowstone.
My signature shadow again
Okay, put me in the picture
Me and my Horse
I moved on to Jenny Lake, and I took a ferry to cross the Lake and hiked up to the Hidden Falls. Very steep trail and
a lot of people. It's always rewarding to get to the top and look back where you started.
Hidden Falls at Jenny Lake
On top of Hidden Falls
Menors Perry's Cabin, built in 1872
First frontier settlement in Teton Valley
These are the original wagons, 130 years old
Antler Arch, Jackson Hole
... One Thousand Thirty-One, One Thousand Thirty-Two, One Thousand Thirty-Three...
I exited Teton National Park into Jackson Hole area. It's just another tourist town like Whistler.
I managed to walk around town and saw what was out there. Antler arch was quite something. 10 years ago,
the local boyscouts went to the Elk Refuge, where it's just outside of Teton National Park, and collected
thousands of antlers. City decided to use the antlers to build 4 arches on the 4 corners in the city park. According
to the Visitor Center, the local boyscouts were still doing it every year, and all antlers collected were
auctioned to raise money for the Refuge and other charities.
Sunrise next day, on the way back to Salt Lake City