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Picture Story: Grand Teton National Park
We had spent much of the day passing through potato fields as we wound our way up to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park.
It truly felt as though we were stepping back in time a bit. People moved slower, time moved slower and we felt liberated to breathe in the rich and crisp mountain air.
All of us, including our two small children in the back seat, took a deep breath when we saw a closeup of the Tetons for the first time.
We had seen them from far away many times but being this close to the majestic snow-capped mountains seemed to leave us all speechless for a time.
We parked the car and headed down the rounded path towards Jenny Lake. The kids enjoyed throwing rocks into the water. It was Fall and the weather was a little on the chillier side.
But as we donned sweaters and hats and sat back viewing the lake that reflected the image of the surrounding mountains hearing sounds of nothing else than the occasional thunk of rocks being thrown in the water by tiny hands, we couldn’t help but feel a reverence and a sense of peace.
Life is short and life is beautiful and it’s moments like these that fill your soul with gladness and thanksgiving.
It reminds you of purpose and nourishes your spirit. We packed the kids back in the car and continued the loop around the park.
We toured forts and houses of early settlers. We taught the girls what it was like for those people who left their homes and families and headed west in hopes of a better life.
Grand Teton National Park is often times visited in a second glance at Yellowstone National Park. There is something magical about this place. It’s quiet, majestic and a step back in time.
The mountains remind you of the pure beauty this world has to offer. Nothing man-made, nothing you can package and sell, just the earth in all it’s magnificent glory.
Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming.
The park includes the major peaks of the 64 km -long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole.
Grand Teton National Park is only 16 km south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Along with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 7,300,000 ha Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world’s largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.
Grand Teton National Park is a popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, fishing and other forms of recreation. There are more than 1,000 drive-in campsites and over 320 km of hiking trails that provide access to backcountry camping areas.
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