We had a pretty chill time in Jackson, Wyoming and the Tetons, which was a nice break after our week in Yellowstone.
We camped on the very southern tip of Grand Teton National Park at Gros Vontre campground, which is a few miles outside of Jackson, Wyoming in Jackson Hole Valley.
This location provided us with easy access to grocery stores, laundry, city park playgrounds, and a library in Jackson, all of which we needed having spent a week deep in Yellowstone.
As far as the Grand Teton Park is concerned, we didn’t press ourselves too hard to tackle any big hikes or explore distant reaches of the park.
We mainly explored the southern side of the park on our bicycles, biking the gravel roads of Mormon Row and the homesteader historical sites as well as biking along the park scenic route to popular Jenny Lake.
One morning we attended a guided Ranger hike to Taggert Lake, which we regret.
We covered 1.5 miles in two hours, a pace with which the kids were not happy. We spent a lot of time keeping them entertained.
Also, there were about fifty people on the hike, which meant that when we weren’t corralling the kids, we were jockeying for position to be close enough to the ranger to hear her.
In all, the Grand Tetons are spectacular. I’ll likely return one day for some extensive backcountry backpacking and climbing.
Here are our pictures from the Grand Tetons: