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Grand Teton National Park

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Mormon barn in Grand Teton NP

After spending almost a month camping in Grand Teton NP with almost no cell phone coverage or wi-fi we have finally emerged and reconnected with the world, thus this late blog entry.  We initially dry camped for 2 weeks at Gros Ventre Campground at the south end of Grand Teton NP.  This is high desert and we had a wonderful site overlooking the mountains and sagebrush.   Nearby are the unbelievably picturesque Mormon barns built by early settlers to the area.  These barns are some of the most photographed in the world and early birds are rewarded with golden light hitting the barns and lighting up the mountains.  We went twice and it was very chilly (low 40’s) but fun talking with the other small group of photographers that had gathered. Continue reading

Dubois, WY

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We’re just finishing a two-week stay in the very small town of Dubois, WY situated at an elevation of 7200 ft on the Wind River east of Grand Teton NP.  Dubois,  with a population of only 900, most of whom are ranchers, has yet to be discovered by the masses and is sometimes referred to as an ’embryonic’ Jackson (that tourist mecca just outside Grand Teton NP).   The high desert climate has the most ideal weather we have encountered on our trip, high’s in the low 80’s and low’s down into the 40’s at night with an occassional afternoon thunderstorm. Continue reading

Cody, WY

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Cody Stampede

Cody, WY, that quintessential western town.  Home of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley and stomping grounds of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Where else can you still see cowboys riding horses down main street?   From the veranda of the historic Irma Hotel, built by Buffalo Bill for his daughter Irma, we watched a shoot-out in the street, we also attended the famous Cody Stampede, did our usual back country exploring and then met up with our good friends Will and Allie, now living in Australia.
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Up, Down and Around Red Lodge

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We spent our last few days in Red Lodge exploring some nearby towns and some of the 4 wheel drive roads up into the mountains.   Here are a few photos of some of the sights along the way. Continue reading

The Beartooth Pass

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We’ve relocated to Red Lodge, Montana, a darling little town located at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains.  From here we are able to do some exploring into the mountains and travel the famous Beartooth Highway, considered to be one of the most scenic highways in America.   The 64 mile highway starts in Montana, then crosses into Wyoming connecting to the eastern entrance of Yellowstone NP at Cooke City.  Continue reading

Yellowstone Beauty

 

 

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Grand Prismatic at Midway Geyser Basin.

We made a couple of more forays into Yellowstone with our good friends Steve and Diana who spent the week at the same RV park as us.   We hit it hard the last couple of days and it was well worth it for we saw some incredible sights and the weather was perfect. Here are some more images of the wonders of Yellowstone.     Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park

IMG_3263We headed down into Yellowstone again, this time toward the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which is a region we had not previously explored.    We were able to watch a black bear and her cub meander through a field of flowers looking for tidbits, totally unperturbed by the hordes of onlookers.   Continue reading