Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jackson Hole

Finally time for some pictures of our trip to Jackson Hole. We spent most of our time in the Snake River and a lot of these pictures are of us in Grand Teton National Park. 

The first day we hiked around Jenny Lake to the "Cascading Falls".
Jenny Lake through the beautiful wildflowers

The Falls

Hottie by the river

cooling my feet off in the river

Sheely family pic at the Falls

After running the end of our hike through a storm, we waited out the downpour and then took a scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park. It wasn't the best time of day for pictures of the Grand Teton, but it was still incredibly beautiful.

Tetons and the Snake River

I like this one. Landon teases me about it.

We saw wildlife: Moose, Elk, Deer, Eagle, Osprey, Buffalo

We spent a lot of time on the Snake River which runs through Grand Teton National Park, through Jackson and then South West out of town through a narrow canyon where the water gets jostled and funneled through rapids. 

We rafted one day and had a lot of fun. 
Our guide let me know that I was the only one "riding the bull" who had fallen out into the river this entire year. He said even the little kids manage to hold on. Great, thanks, Dave.

The rest of the days we stayed north of the canyon and took our own canoe out on the water.

Landon is the ultimate river guide

Me....not so much!

We parked our canoe in a shallow part of the river and goofed around. 

Landon took Dad out on the canoe almost every day for fly fishing.

Only a 5 hour drive from our home here in Salt Lake City, we plan to return to Jackson Hole while we are living out here. Landon and Dad had planned to summit the Grand Teton, but the weather didn't permit them to try. It is extremely dangerous to be stuck on a mountain during an electrical storm. Landon and I would like to go back and do some more hiking.

We did try some rock climbing a couple of times. The first time we forgot our rope once we got the the crag and the second time we got rained out of a tricky 5.10. What would a mountain vacation be without climbing, after all?

1 comment:

Brooke Hereth said...

it looks like it belongs in a movie :O SO GORGEOUS!