Today I’m hosting beautiful photography from Grand Teton National Park taken by Reid Fuller from Dotting The Map Blog.
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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.
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 backseat, 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 thanksgivings. 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 for a better life.
Grand Teton National Park is often times visited in a second glance to 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.