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The Grand Tetons

Adjacent to probably the most famous national park in the world (Yellowstone of course!), the Grand Tetons are an awe-inspiring spectacle in their own right consisting of a range of 13000+ft (~4000m) peaks rising precipitously out of a spectacularly, lush valley floor.

Like the rest of Yellowstone, this area is rich in wildlife and large game (birds, deer, moose etc.). The abundance of crystal clear water from the snow run-off in summer makes this national park extremely popular with fauna and tourists alike. You can kayak, white-water raft, cruise on a motor launch or just gasp at the beauty of sunset at Oxbow lake - all against the sublime backdrop of towering white peaks glistening in the sun or shrouded mystically in cloud . In winter, Jackson Hole - a proper touristy town - is a very popular ski destination.

 

This photo was taken at Colter Bay - a rustic village half-way between Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Located right on the massive Jackson lake, they have cabins, a restaurant, a store and a view to kill for. I hope to stay here the next time I visit :-).

 

NPS Site: Grand Teton National Park

 

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Uploaded on August 11, 2011