The second half of our Epic Road Trip in July was spent exploring the Grand Tetons National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, and Jackson Hole Ski Resort. We drove into the Hole over Teton Pass from the Idaho side at about 11:30pm, after spending the day winding down scenic roads from Glacier National Park via Helena and Bozeman. As we drove over the pass, we entered a crazy thunderstorm, with steam rising from the ground obscuring visibility, and mudslides throwing debris over half of the road. It was an intense welcome to an intense region known for it’s unpredictable weather. While Jackson (the city) is touristy and busy, we enjoyed having access to good food and drinks, and gawked at 360 degree vistas on the Jackson Hole Tram. And, Nathan decided to add Corbet’s Couloir to his ski-bucket-list. It was a gorgeous week. All the tourists that stay in Jackson and drive right by the Grand Tetons as they head to Yellowstone miss out on a truly amazing place. Don’t make that mistake if you ever go to this region! – H
Here are a few more images from this area that I posted on Instagram.
Getting to the Tetons has been a goal for me for a long, long time. They didn’t disappoint. Coming around a corner from Jackson, and BOOM, there they are, jutting straight up out of the “Jackson Hole,” with no foothills. Truly spectacular and fascinating geography. IPhone photos can’t do it justice and I’ll have Nikon/film shots on blog later. We also saw glorious wildflowers throughout this trip; whole hillsides covered in red, yellow, purple, white…just stunning. We were able to do several hikes in both Glacier and Tetons, which is a must to really experience the parks. Enjoy these few shots of this amazing place that is still being created as the glaciers continue to carve up the mountains.