"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, May 21, 2018

A Short Move

Saturday was a mostly cloudy, dreary day in the Tetons.  After breakfast we decided to ride around the park, hoping to see a bear or two.  First off though, was a stop to take a picture of the most photographed barn in America.  Maybe the World. 

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From there it was just a short drive to a bear jam.  Lots of folks standing on both sides of the road.  A grizzly sow with two cubs.  Only problem was she had taken refuge in the edge of some trees about four hundred yards away.  All I could get on my camera was a blur.  A gentleman there was sharing his spotting scope, so we can at least say we say them.

Jackson Lake from near Colter Bay.

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We ran across another bull moose.  This one looked much the same as the one we saw near Gros Ventre.  Only difference was this one has lost lots of hair on his back, and his skin is blue.

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We left Gros Ventre campground Sunday morning.  The view from the campground as we were pulling out.

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And, just up the hill.

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We were on our way to West Yellowstone for a couple of nights in a rv park.  Laundry, propane, and other assorted things to attend to.  We traveled through Yellowstone, passing Grant village, Old Faithful area, and Madison Junction before exiting at West Yellowstone, MT.

There’s still lots of snow in the park.

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And, lots of Buffalo.  We encountered this small herd migrating up the highway just South of Madison Junction.

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We eased right through them,

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But oncoming traffic was backed up for over three miles behind them as the lead driver was only following them, rather than trying to make his way slowly through.

Not much to say about West Yellowstone.  A gateway community full of T-shirt shops and lodging facilities.  We have a full hookup site with cable tv in one of the nicest facilities we’ve ever stayed at, for $35.00 a night.  Friday, it goes to $68.00 a night.  And it’s a cheaper backin……jc


  1. Great photos! Thanks for sharing

  2. Great pics Jerry, and I believe that barn can be found on Horst's cover page. It is very photogenic...Safe travels onward!

  3. Just outside of West Yellowstone beyond the airport on the right is Bakers Hole Campground $16 a night,$23 with electric...awesome spot,also up the road from there is Hebgen Lake with several good camping spots and Earthquake Lake with a great breakfast restaurant on the Madison river.

    1. $15 for electric with the Senior pass. We were there just last week.

  4. Wonderful pictures, I can see why the barn is so popular:)

  5. Oh my....spot on my Friend!!! I guessing the road to Altherton Creek CG was not open yet? What a terrific post..sure wish I was there with you guys, but this is just about as good...thanks for sharing...Safe travels.Horst sends
    ps. that first photo looks familiar, just can't place it. haha

  6. Getting caught up on your journey. Lovely except for the snow.


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