Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Vacation Learning: Summer road trip 2017 #16

The next morning we woke up extra early and drove to the Grand Tetons National Park.  We secured a spot at Colter Bay campground (Site O333), and headed out to explore the park. 
The wildflowers, and views of the mountains were gorgeous everywhere. 

We went to the mobile visitor center by Jenny Lake (the area is under construction). The kids talked to a ranger and asked questions.  In the picture above, the ranger was explaining why the peak of  Grand Teton at 13,770 feet was -like my son put it- "so pointy."  We learned that is jagged because it is pretty new compared to other peaks that have been eroded and shape by weather. 

After our talk with the ranger we went on a short walk around Jenny lake.  We were looking for the opportunity to spot a moose.  We were not successful.  On our way back,  even though it was July 2nd, we were surprised by rain, and even some hail.  

1 comment:

  1. We'll be watching the eclipse. Dan is flying in. I look forward to those pictures. Great vacation 😎.

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