It was cool in the mornings at Grand Teton National Park, but the main reason to suit-up was to keep the mosquitoes off. They were awful–not very conducive to hanging around camp in the morning. That was not our plan anyway — too many places to see, too little time. As soon as Dan had his coffee we were ready to go. Look who came to the campground for breakfast. Our first hike for the second day in Grand Teton NP was around String Lake. Yellow-bellied marmot.At several places there was evidence of avalanches that took out all the trees in their paths and… …obliterated the trail in some places. Crossing the river at Jenny Lake we saw our first moose. This is another moose we saw in a meadow along the road on the way to our second stop of the day.
We drove to trailheads at Lupine Meadows……where we had lunch. You can’t tell from the photo but it was very windy here. Dan sprinted to chase down a plastic bag that blew quite a distance across the parking area. One of the visitors later stopped at our truck and told him that he and his passengers gave him a “perfect 10 for style and execution”. We were near the south end of the park and decided to backtrack a short way down the valley to see the National Museum of Wildlife Art. That will be a blog post by itself. Back in the park we went for another hike, this time to Taggert Lake. There are magnificent views though out the park.
Once again we got back to camp after dark, so we cooked our meal (spaghetti) and went to bed.