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Old 09-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Our Trip to the Tetons

Here are a few photos from our trip to the Tetons.

On the way to GTNP we stopped at a rest stop that had a fenced pet walk area. I included this photo because there is no way I would let a pet use that area, it looks like rattlesnake environment to me. Moot point though since we donít have a pet.

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We also stopped at a scenic view along the way to use the facilities we have in our trailer. I have this exact same photo with our two previous fifth wheels.

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Just before making the right turn from hwy 26 onto hwy 191 we drove over the Snake river. There were power poles running parallel to the river and on top of one of the poles there was an Osprey sitting on a nest. Just before I took this photo a Kingfisher showed up. While this photo might not be the best, itís one of my favorites from our trip.

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We stayed at the Colter Bay RV park, this is the one with full hookups. While there are a lot of trees in the park we didnít have any real issues with low branches or having room for our opposing slideouts.

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I canít post photos of the Tetons without including this photo of Mount Moran reflecting in the water at Oxbow Bend on the Snake River.

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I'll be posting more photos when I have time. Tomorrow we're heading to Rend Lake in IL for the Art and Wine Festival.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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Great pics of another beautiful part of Wyoming.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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A few more photos from our trip to the Tetons.

Idaho was experiencing some terrible forest fires during the time we were in the Tetons. Because of those fires, the dam on Jackson Lake was releasing maximum amounts of water from the lake into the Snake River. The river feeds the Palisades Reservoir in Idaho where the water was urgently needed.

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This major release of water caused the lake level to drop to a point that Colter Bay was left high and dry.

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No matter the weather or where you are in GTNP the scenery is fantastic. This is a photo I took at a turnout on the drive to the top of Signal Mountain.

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Here are a two more photos of the mountains.

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Nice photos Bob.
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wow - gotta move the GRNP up our 'to-do' list
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Great pics. I love living in wyoming. The Tetons are only three hours from my house.
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I believe the dam opening and Colter Bay drying up is because of Idaho potato farmers needing water down stream for irigation and not to combat fires. This happens every year, I believe. There are rumors of Colter Bay Marina shutting down for good because of the tourist impact when what you see takes place. The Jackson Lake Dam was paid for by Idaho and there were strings attached which include irigation rights. At least that is my understanding of the situation. It's quite sad.
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Great pics. I love living in wyoming. The Tetons are only three hours from my house.
I can't tell you how jealous I am. Beautiful country in that neck of the woods.

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I believe the dam opening and Colter Bay drying up is because of Idaho potato farmers needing water down stream for irigation and not to combat fires. This happens every year, I believe. There are rumors of Colter Bay Marina shutting down for good because of the tourist impact when what you see takes place. The Jackson Lake Dam was paid for by Idaho and there were strings attached which include irigation rights. At least that is my understanding of the situation. It's quite sad.
Actually I heard the potato story too but I thought the fire story was more dramatic so I went with it.
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More pics from our trip

I think it was Wednesday when we decided to drive south and have lunch in Jackson, WY. Just passed the Glacier View turnout on hwy 191 a mother Grizzly and her three cubs crossed the road. I played the devil getting my camera out and only managed a few fleeting shots of the bears before they disappeared in the brush. I was really disappointed that I didnít get better shots of the bears, mostly just bear butts.

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In Jackson we did some touristy things and then ate lunch at a restaurant just across the street from the town square park. Naturally I had to have my photo taken by one of the antler arch entrances to the park.

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After lunch I thought about taking a ride in the stage coach but decided to pass.

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Great photos Bob...and I love the stories to go along with them. Gosh you took some beautiful shots though!!! Thanks for sharing!
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