Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming:
This morning when we arrived at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center parking lot, the sky was threatening rain. Thunder and lightning followed. I went into the Visitor Center and asked the ranger about the weather and the hike we had planned to Bradley and Taggart Lakes. She discouraged that hike due to lack of cover if a lightning storm broke out (which it had). Her recommendation was Cascade Canyon. Since that was the Volkswalk we planned to do on Thursday, we just reversed the order of the days we did them.
As we got onto the boat to cross Jenny Lake, the lightning flashed. The boat was delayed five minutes due to the lightning. The storm passed and we ended up having the most wonderful hiking day. The weather cleared with no more rain or lightning the rest of the day!
On our hike, we saw three moose, two of them up close and personal. Our Volkswalk today was 9.3 miles with 1,100 vertical ft. The hike was great!
The pictures are awesome, but I haven't transferred them from camera to computer. Stay tuned.
More to follow in a week or so...whenever we get internet again. I will post pics and the whole story about today. Well, I didn't get to the rest of the story until October 5. Here it is: Cascade Canyon, Grand Tetons National Park (Reblogged).
Tomorrow we will do our 10K (6.2 mi.) Volkswalk to Bradley and Taggart Lakes with 1,400' in elevation changes.
Look for more in a week or so.
Travel Bug out.
Dang!!! It's 103 here in KC. Way too hot to even go outside. Sitting here reading about your wonderful trip in the comfortable cool mountains, hiking, etc and just keep saying to myself...dang, I should go there!!! I think I hear the mountains calling... Can't wait to see your pics and here more of your trip.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the pics. The Jackson area is one of my favorite places. How lucky you were to see the moose!ReplyDelete
Keep on having fun & doing new things! Tom finally got surgery to fix his knee replacement from May. Told Dr Merry Christmas & we finally left FL & sitting on the lake in Chattanooga, TN. Lots cooler here. We are trying to lose some weight & get Tom's knee back in shape to do some hiking. It will be awhile before we catch up with y'all! Funny, your post reminder Tom to take back his air compressor he bought gate guarding last Dec out in TX. Needed to add air to the tires before leaving & it had stopped working. Grrrr. Love the pics. Stay safe, LynnReplyDelete
What a great adventure. Volkswalks are in my future. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete