"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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Gros Ventre/Tetons

After four hard days of driving, for us anyway,  we are at what we consider tha jumping off point for our Alaska journey.  We’re in Gros Ventre (grow Vant) campground in Grand Teton National Park until at least Monday.  We have a nice site with the river just a hundred yards or so behind us.  It’s running high and muddy with snow melt at the present time.

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On our way up through Lander, and over Togwetee Pass, we found there was still plenty of snow around.

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First glimpse of the Tetons.

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Getting closer.

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We got the trailer set up and headed to Signal Mountain Lodge to have dinner with friends that were camped nearby.  They are on their way to British Columbia for the Escape travel trailer rally.

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This morning, just down from the campground, this guy was enjoying his breakfast.  He was quite a ways from the road, so the pictures aren’t the best.

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He was a large bull, just starting to sprout his new antlers.

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Still wearing part of his Winter coat, also.

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Moving on.

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Today has been a day of rest and relaxation.  A beautiful sunny morning has now turned cloudy, with spitting rain.  Time for another nap…jc


  1. As a former employee of Grand Teton Lodge Co.,spent five summers there as their telephone tech,you are giving me hitch itch !

  2. Been to Jackson and the Tetons, floated the snake river, its just a wonderful place. Enjoy!

  3. MAGNIFICENT!!!! I think I'll driveway camp tonight and pretend and remember the last time I was there...2015. Thanks for sharing..Flatiron, Moose Drool and some memories. Horst sends

  4. Awesome photos of such a magnificent area. We love the Tetons...they are so majestic. enjoy your stay there as you rest and enjoy.


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