Our trip through the Grand Tetons in 2013 was much too quick, and we decided to add it as a re-do for our summer loop.
Colette returned from Minnesota on Friday afternoon, and we headed north, doing a glamorous overnight in a Walmart parking lot in Rawlins Wyoming.
With an early start out of there, we intended to visit the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary north of Lander Wyoming on the Wind River Indian Reservation, but the road in was sketchy for towing a camper into and we beelined it towards the Tetons.
Another intended stop was to view spring wildflowers near the Togwotee Pass along route 287, but we didn’t bring a shovel and there was still feet of snow – no wildflowers to be seen.
A quick overnight in a beautiful Forest Service dispersed camping spot and then onto an even better dispersed camping spot in the morning, close to the park.
We travel with the camper water tank empty to keep the weight down, so our first order of business was picking up water up at Colter Bay. While at Colter Bay, we decided to do a quick hike around the Colter Bay Lakeshore Loop, 2.5m miles with beautiful views of the Tetons over Jackson Lake.
Watching a storm moving in, we had perfect timing as it started sprinkling as we pulled out of the parking lot headed back to camper.
It looks like more of the same weather tomorrow, so maybe not much to report from Grand Tetons National Park until good weather rolls in on Tuesday.
With our cellular booster, we’re lucky to have some internet here, hence photos and a post. Once we leave this area we have no idea what our communications will look like.
No Boating For You
The Colter Bay Marina is completely dry due to drought conditions in the west.