The detours on this trip have been good to me. I didn’t know much about the Tetons and hadn’t originally planned on stopping, but I had some time before meeting a friend in Bozeman and decided to see what this park right next door to the famous Yellowstone had to offer. I am so glad I stopped, the Grand Tetons were, well, grand.
|The Grand Tetons|
The views were stunning and there was wildlife everywhere. I saw my first bull moose, as well as a cow with a calf. There were elk all over and I spotted a black bear with her 2 cubs not far from the Two Oceans trailhead, which prompted me to find some hiking buddies. I saw a few pronghorn, one of my favorite mammals in North America, trumpeter swans, and pelicans soaring high above the lake, their black and white wing pattern replicating the colors of the towering glacier covered mountains behind them.
Alas, I mostly take pictures of things that cannot run away from me, so here is your weekly dose of wildflowers and landscape photos.
|Spotted Coralroot on the Two Oceans Lake Trail|
|Green Gentian on the Two Oceans Lake Trail|
|Looking for waterfowl near Colter Bay|
|Elephant’s Head along the Rockefeller Parkway between the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone|
|A river of Common Camas along the Rockefeller Parkway between the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone|
|Harlequins in the LeHardy Rapids-photo by the amazing Dave Spangenburg|
|Elk at the north entrance to Yellowstone|
|The hard to photograph, due to lack of contast, Slender Bog-orchid|
|Three Dollar Bridge|
|The paintbrush that lured me into the stream near the Madison River|
|The Gallatin River is in Jackson’s backyard-what a cool place to grow up.|