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Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park is pristinely beautiful. The mountainscape reminds me so much of Switzerland.

Pre-season a lot of the area that is accessible by car is closed unless you hike, you really can visit the main attractions in one day. But since we had a week we took our time.

We did sunrises and sunsets in the same spots on different days in different weather conditions.

Oxbox Bend.

Schwabacher Landing.

Also Colter Bay (it’s a panoramic shot which you can see better on Mr. Misadventures’ site).

And we did a lot of wildlife watching. You’ll recall our bear adventures I shared in last week’s Weekly Wanderings

There are thousands of elk. Given that they are all released from the National Elk Refuge in Jackson on May 1st, that’s not surprising. They are a lot more skittish than the elk in Yellowstone (maybe the ones there are just more used to people).

It’s really funny how some of the animals in Grand Teton National Park make their appearances. We saw three moose in Moose.

Bison almost exclusively in Buffalo Valley.

But apparently, the beaver union needs better representation as Schwabacher Landing has yet to be renamed Beaver Landing!

Schwabacher Landing is a great spot for beaver watching. We went there on our last evening to say adieu.

On the lower landing, there is a whole group, we saw 4-6 that live in a huge den. There were two guys fly fishing in the river which didn’t make the beavers happy. They would swim by and slap their tails on the water. It was pretty fun to watch.

Grand Teton National Park Beaver Tail Slap

Beaver Tail Slap, photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

While we were watching the beavers the mountains gave us the most glorious sunset, it was like a parting gift!

Grand Teton National Park Schwabacher Landing sunset

Sunset at Schwabacher Landing on our last night. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

All in all, it was one of the most beautiful parks I’ve been in, love those mountains!

How about you? Have you been to Grand Teton National Park? What was your favorite part? If not, would you like to go?

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Olivine Eyes

Friday 30th of September 2016

I wouldn't mind hiking if I see scenery like this. I would be the ultimate exercise.


Friday 26th of August 2016

Wow, beautiful shots. I'll be going there in October.

Cynthia W

Friday 27th of May 2016

These pictures are stunning. I've never had a chance to visit here, but it's definitely on my list now!

Julie stine

Friday 27th of May 2016

I love this park. It reminded me too of Switzerland. Glad you are enjoying your escape.


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

The landscapes in the national park are absolutely breathtaking. It is truly a place where a person can become one with nature.