We have visited Grand Teton National Park several times and it just keeps calling us back. On this trip, we had the opportunity to visit here or Yellowstone, or both, and we chose to spend a few days here.
We toured a few new places on this trip. We went to Jenny Lake and took the shuttle boat across to the trail to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. The shuttle boat was fast and saved us several miles of hiking around the lake. We could focus on the trip up to the falls and point.
We also took a tour boat around Jackson Lake. The boat goes from Colter Bay marina out on Jackson Lake around Elk Island and near Spalding Bay before returning. We enjoyed seeing some of the park from a different vantage.
We drove up to the top of Signal Mountain which provides a different perspective on the mountain range as well as a view around the park especially out to the east. We saw some particularly spectacular red paintbrush flowers in large clusters along the road to the summit.
We stopped at Signal Mountain Lodge for a snack and glass of wine and found that it has a great view of the Teton range on its location no the shore of Jackson Lake.
We went in search of wildlife near sunset, stopping at Willow Flats and Oxbow Bend. At Oxbow Bend, we saw a few ducks on the river, and then we saw a little varmint on the shore very near to us. What was it?
At Willow Flats, the last time we were here, we saw elk and bears but no such luck this time. However, we did enjoy the sunset over the Tetons as the finale of our few days here.
We stayed at Colter Bay Village RV Park which has one of the nicest RV setups in a National Park.
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.