How often have we heard these words when listening to a commercial on TV or the radio. That’s kind of how I felt this morning as we set off on our adventure today – our last full day here at Yellowstone. We had pretty well covered the park already in our previous adventures, so today, we decided to go south through Yellowstone and do a quick survey visit to Grand Teton NP.
So, to beat the traffic again, we got up early and left the RV about 8:15 and headed into the park. Two things we noticed – one, no traffic, which was great. Two, no bison – wonder where they all went. In previous trips between West Yellowstone and Madison Junction, we saw many bison on the side of the road and out in the meadows. That is usually what caused the traffic tie-ups. Today, we saw just a few along the way.
But later we did come across some really active thermal areas. The temperature was 27 degrees when I got up this morning and the cool air really made the geysers steam more so they were really visible.
Along our journey we crossed and re-crossed the continental divide several times, all at different altitudes.
Also, the meadows (and there are plenty of them) are filled with great looking wild flowers.
At the Jackson Lake Lodge, as you walk into their main lobby area, the mountains are framed in a great view.
Note the highest peak on the left – that is Grand Teton.
This interesting formation below actually sits in the valley in the middle of the picture above. I zoomed in with my video camera and was able to capture this peak.
After Jenny Lake, we headed home. Total trip was 236 miles. As you can see, the skies were almost totally clear all day which really gave great contrast to the snow covered peaks.
Tomorrow we head north to Helena for the night. We were both sad leaving Yellowstone today and already are planning to return to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone for longer visits.