Heart Six Guest Ranch
Travel Blogs from Moran
... advice on what we should see.
We eventually settled on a series of things to do in a southerly direction, starting with lunch on a bench overlooking Jackson Lake with the Tetons behind it. Really stunning. The Tetons are a range of mountains formed by tectonic plate activity millions of years ago, with a central valley running the length of the mountains formed by subsequent glacier activity. Most of the glaciers have now receded so that they are no longer very large, but the ...
... a quick clean up we went down the road to a delightful restaurant names"Calico." What an amazing place. David had trout and crab cakes and I had shrimp and a chicken dish. We ate outside and there was a grassy area for children to play. Daffodils decorated the landscape. It was an amazing ...
... conditions were not optimal so we enjoyed the beers we had put in our pockets and then hit the road. I took it slow as it was getting dark and the snow was intensifying. At times we could only see 15 feet in front of us, it was hairy. We were fortunate that it wasn't sticking to the road until the last ten miles or so when the road was less mountainous. We made it to the cafeteria just before it closed, got some food to go and retreated to the cabin. We awoke ...
3 species of rabbits/hares
6 species of bats
4 species of reptiles (none venomous)
6 species of amphibians
16 species of fish
300+ species of birds
Numerous invertebrates (no venomous spiders)Flora
7 species of coniferous trees
900+ species of flowering plants
In leaving Yellowstone, we crossed the Continental Divide for the 9th time -- because we crossed it twice between our campground and Old Faithful, so the return to Old Faithful added four more crossings. Two more for getting to Riddle Lake (and back to the campsite) -- and the ninth for leaving Yellowstone. We will now stay west of the Continental Divide until we get to Colorado -- about ...