Happy Fall Y’all!
I remember the first time I took Alan to the Tetons. I was interning outside of Rexburg, Idaho at a wildlife park and he came out to visit for a weekend. We toured Yellowstone the first day and drove up to the Tetons the second. I remember getting to Jackson after driving over the pass and both of us wondering, where are these supposedly majestic mountains (not that the drive there isn’t pretty). We were ready to give up and go home because we were tired of driving when finally, the Grand Tetons came into sight. We were blown away at the beauty and I remember Alan saying “this is so worth the drive!”. Now, we get up the the Tetons frequently through the year and see the beauty of the mountains in all seasons.
We recently had our first baby and we spent a good portion of maternity/paternity leave going up to the national parks. During much of my pregnancy it was hard to get out and take photos as I was either too sick or it was too uncomfortable to be in a car that long. It sure felt good getting back out in the wilderness! And we gotta get our little girl started young on road trips and nature! We were fortunate enough to hit the Tetons at the perfect time for fall leaves. We were up early anyways to feed the baby, so we were able to make it up to the mountains right as the sun would start to come up.
The Tetons are just as majestic no matter what time of year you are there!
For a different view of the Tetons, you can hike up Table Mountain and see the Grand from the Idaho side at over 11,000 feet! It is not an easy hike by any means, but it is a beautiful hike and the view from the top of Table is INCREDIBLE! When we made the hike, it was the height of wild flower season. I felt like we were walking through the Swiss Alps.
Summer is a great time for camping! And makes for a great time to get sunset pictures!
Along with camping, summer is a great time for lots of hikes or to go kayaking across Jackson Lake.
It’s a beautiful time of year, I hope you all get the chance to get out in nature and enjoy the cooler weather and beautiful fall colors!