Monday, September 20, 2010

Teton Shadows

We just came back from camping in the Tetons. It was beautiful! The colors are starting to change so we were treated to orange and gold and red trees mixed in the pine forests.

The weather was great, surprising for so late in the year, so we enjoyed sunny days and cool nights (but not freezing nights).

We took a ride to the upper reaches of the Snake River. The Snake River has many faces...sometimes it’s filled with class 4 and 5 rapids, other times it’s a sleepy little stream.
Colter Bay is one of my favorite places. It’s where the water and the mountains meet. I don’t know of many places where you can boat to the foot of mountain and take a hike.
It’s the end of the season, so the small watercraft were being taken out of the water. I loved the reflections in the still water of the Bay.

Folks with pleasure craft were slowly removing them from the Marina. I liked the tidy row of boats and shadows that were left.

And then there’s always time to sit back and just enjoy the prettiness all around you!
I liked this picture of Jackson can see the stillness of the water and the clarity of the sky. 

On Saturday we went to Jenny Lake. We’ve taken guests there twice this summer, and both times we had horrible weather.’s the way Jenny Lake is supposed to look.

By Leek’s Marina we followed a hidden one lane road to the UWY/NPS research station. We have no idea what they research, but they have a beautiful view of the mountains and Jackson Lake. Here’s one of their buildings. I loved the tall chimney.

All in all, a very good trip.
It’s hard to find a prettier spot ... and we’ve gone looking for them all over the world!

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