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8 Sept -- really need to check Anna's notes as I'm typing this a week later. Had glorious day in Grand Tetons.
In the morning we drove along Jackson Lake -- huge but the water level very low, from a long dry summer. We drove close to the lake at Colter Bay -- the boat launch ramp was about 100 yds from the nearest water. We got some …
... at the south end, and meanders along the base of Grand Teton before turning northbound, to continue clockwise. Just before the 3 mile point, the path diverts to the left and reveals a truly wonderful sight: the Hidden Falls, a 200-something ft. waterfall within the slopes of the mountains, which feeds into Cascade Creek, and subsequently into the lake. Only about a half mile further was my destination, Inspiration Point. This location ...
... Park, established in 1872, and it became a model for the rest of the world. I knew Yellowstone was large, but neither of us realized how extensive all the thermal features are. You always hear about Old Faithful, but just in the Old Faithful area there are many, many other geysers. We arrived at Old Faithful just in time to see it erupt, then in walking around for the next hour or so, we saw 3 others erupt. So much fun! It is amazing to be driving ...
... for ease of entry for getting fuel tomorrow as we head to Park City, UT. The price of gas is $ 3.70 to $ 3.95. Ouch. I hear Cook Valley is working on taking up donations for our trip. Just kidding folks.
Now we head back to Colter Bay on the remainder of the scenic loop drive. There is construction on this road so we will take a different route tomorrow to avoid ...
... into Jackson Hole around lunch, found an RV space in a park a mile from town. After lunch in Jackson Hole, we had a great hike to the summit above Jackson so that we could see the Grand Tetons.
We are planing to take the local shuttle to Snow King Ski Resort for dinner, then back to Jackson Hole for live music.
* - We have been to Yellowstone in the past. I am sure we will return when we have more time to spend ...