Friday, July 06, 2012

The Hidden Grand Tetons

Just south of Yellowstone National Park is the Grand Teton National Park.
I did not mention it before on my previous Yellowstone trip reports, but we brought our dog on this vacation and you can see him underneath the sign right outside the park.

One has to be quick in these parks because you will never know what might cross in front of your path.
I was taken by surprise on this one and the picture came out a little blurry.

We had access to a secluded part of Jackson Lake at our camp site.
Unfortunately, the day was overcast with very low hanging clouds; otherwise, one could see the peaks of the Teton Mountain range.

We even had our own "private" beach covered not with sand, but with pebbles.
Because we arrived on the first day the camp site was opened for the season, the beach was deserted.

Within the park is the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
Built in 1925, this unique log church still holds services regularly during the summer months.

I have never seen an outdoor pew until now.
My assumption is during the warmer months, services are held outdoors.

To get a different perspective of how Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons look like during the summer, go to betchai's blog The Joys of Simple Life where she just visited.

- Karen


betchai said...

oh wow, is that your dog? so cute. and i love your winter look of the Jackson Lake, it is so beautiful. coincidence it may be, but I also just mentioned your blog to see winter scenery of old faithful in yellowstone, i should have added of jackson lake in grand teton too. thanks for the mention, Karen. And I am so envious of your luxurious trip, having the beach all to yourselves. We already had difficulty booking inside of these two parks, we ended up outside, only in Glacier where we were able to find lodging inside the park.

eileeninmd said...

I love your cute doggie. THe Tetons was also one of my favorite places. Lots of beautiful scenery, mountains and animals. The Pronghorn are cool looking, great shots. Have a wonderful weekend! said...

Gorgeous little church -Those mountains that are just spectacular with those clouds, and your dog is gorgeous, of course followed by the deer picture, I had to wonder how often she/he wanted to take chase :-).

Anonymous said...

It's a great park for picnic.
I like walking and taking photos there.

AVCr8teur said...

betchai: Yes, that is my dog, Maverick, a rat terrier. It was nice to get a perspective of the parks during the summer. We decided to visit these places prior to the summer peak season to avoid the crowds. :)

eileeninmd: Thank you for verifying that it was a Pronghorn we saw! We weren't sure if it was that, a deer, or antelope.

La Principessa Errante: You guessed it, Maverick wanted to chase all the bisons. We try to bring him on road trips every so often. :)

cocomino: One can spend days or even a week here and not see everything.

rainfield61 said...

The winter scenery of the park is well captured. I love it.

FilipBlog said...

I had never heard about this NP, the lake is beautiful.


LifeRamblings said...

that looks like a perfect getaway. your photo of the mountains are so gorgeous. i love it.

lina said...

Love the shots, especially of Maverick! :)

Anonymous said...

Spectacular, love your dogs jacket too!