Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

Looking across Jackson Lake at the Tetons. The lake was very calm...

 

The water so clear you can see the rocks at the bottom.

We finally made it to Yellowstone National Park.

The winding Snake River at the entrance to Yellowstone.

The Lewis River meandering through the canyon.

Twenty years after the Yellowstone fire of 1988, there are still many...

Lewis River

Another view of the Lewis River.

Lewis Falls

 

Another view of the still visible devastation caused by the fire in...


(Elena Writing) The furnace was turned on after Ron got up to a “freezing” 39°. I was under the covers until the house warmed up to a comfortable temperature. I cooked Spicy Oatmeal for breakfast and that took the chill out of the air.

We took a walk to Jackson Lake. It’s really a reservoir formed by a dam on the Snake River. It was so peaceful and serene that I could become hypnotized by the lake’s awesome beauty. We continued walking a short distance on the trail back to our campsite.

After packing up Da Honu, we left Colter Bay Village and continued north on H-89 to Yellowstone National Park. We stopped along the way at Jackson Lake where we had the last glimpse of the Grand Teton mountain range. After entering the south entrance of Yellowstone, we enjoyed the beautiful views of the Lewis River. We were fortunate to get the last campsite to fit Da Honu at the Grant Village Campground ($19.60 total; no hookups).

It was late afternoon when we walked to the Visitors Center where we saw exhibits of the “Summer of Fire” in 1988 which lasted from June 14 through September 11. We had visited Yellowstone earlier that summer so we were fortunate to be able to see the park before the devastation. New growth is evident throughout the burned areas amongst the still-standing dead trees.

We had a delicious dinner at the Grant Village Restaurant located on Yellowstone Lake. The lake is the largest high elevation lake (above 7,000 feet) in North America. My sauteed trout was cooked to perfection and Ron enjoyed scallops and shrimp with linguine and pesto sauce. We topped it off with a yummy brownie sundae. We were glad that we had to walk back to camp!



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