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Sep 7, 2019 - Hermitage Point Trail

Saturday, September 7: Hiking beside Colter Bay Weather: An overcast morning in the low 50sF, warming to the high 70sF by afternoon with cloudy skies clearing by evening Route: Colter Bay Campground → US191 → Colter Bay Marina → Colter Bay Campground Today's Plan: Hike the Swan Lake/Heron Pond Loop trail out of the Colter Bay Marina and a portion of the longer Hermitage Point Trail as far as my feet would allow. Highlights: - We were snug in our dry tent with the rain igloo over us last night as the rain pelted down and the thunder rolled....

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Sep 4, 2019 - Christian Pond-Emma Matilda Lake Loop

Wednesday, September 4: Colter Bay Campground to Jackson Lake Junction area Weather: A clear morning in the mid 40sF warming to the low 80sF by afternoon with partly cloudy blue skies Route: Colter Bay Campground → US-287S → Oxbow Bend Overlook → US-287N → Willow Flats Overlook → US-287N → Jackson Lake Junction Area → US-287N → Colter Bay Campground Today's Plan: Visit wildlife viewing spots recommended by Ranger Laine and hike the short Christian Pond Loop Trail Highlights: - Today started off well at 6:00 with a fairly warm wake-up...

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Sep 3, 2019 - Colter Bay

Tuesday, September 3: Grant Campground to Colter Bay Campground, Grand Teton N.P. Weather: A clear morning in the low 40sF warming to the low 80sF by afternoon with partly cloudy blue skies Route: Grant Campground → South Entrance Road → Colter Bay Campground Today's Plan: Move our camp from Yellowstone's Grant to Grand Teton's Colter Bay Campground, then explore the immediate Colter Bay area Highlights: - Hubby woke me up at 6:30 this morning, ignoring my complaints that it wasn’t even light yet. By the time I was dressed in several warm...

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Jun 16, 2018 - A day of extremes

Woke to gray skies and obvious overnight rain. Got dressed for rain and cold, knew we had a pass that would make us overly warm so layered up. It would work up a sweat pedaling uphill but wanted warm dry accessible layers for the downhill side! We were set, got out the door and the rain had already started so we had to go back to the lobby and redo what we thought was going to make sense. We added rain pants instead of tights, it is just so hard to plan ahead. Already decided we were going to start the day with a good breakfast. Mike seems...

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May 25, 2018 - Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Been without wifi, tv, phone, so will just do a summary of the last couple of days. We've continued to explore the Tetons and all its beauty. Every spot we've stopped, we took a picture, still trying to show all its beauty. The snow capped mountains looked just as beautiful whether it was a lake, stream, trees, waterfall, whatever!!! Then the rain came on Wednesday. It was wonderful sleeping medicine, but the clouds hung over the mountains, making it hard to even see the mountains. Yesterday, (Thursday), we decided to strike out to...

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May 28, 2017 - Day 29 - West Yellowstone, MT to Colter Bay Village, WY

Today’s course to Colter Bay Village, WY was a spectacular 75-mile ride with 3,642’ of ascent. Justin and Ashtyn joined me for today’s amazing adventure. At the end of the day, we all agreed that this was the best day of the entire 4 weeks this far. The scenery was awesome, the weather was cooperative and the wildlife was abundant. There was way too much beauty to capture it all. I had a tough time deciding which photos to include for viewing! After 5.5 miles of riding, I stopped to take a photo of the Madison River and another photo of...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Grand Teton National Park

We started the day by watching the sunrise on Mount Moran...to clarify, the sun is behind you and the sunlight is hitting the mountain. So you are watching the sunlight rise (actually descend) on Mount Moran! I got to check off another item on my bucket list!!!! While there (at the Willow Flats Overlook) we got to watch 3 bull elk, several elk cows, a bull moose, and a moose cow with her calf. You needed binoculars to get a good look/see, yet the mother and child moose were close enough that you could watch them with the naked eye. We ate a...

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Sep 16, 2012 - Pinedale to Colter Bay, Wyoming

D**n alarm went off in our hotel room at 4:45am...hate it when people don't undo what they do! Decided to check out Fremont Lake before heading out of town. It is a beautiful glacier made lake that is 12 miles long, 3 miles wide and 600 feet deep. There is public access to the lake, but many private homes hug it's shore. Leaving town, we noticed that both sides of the road were lined with very tall fences. Then we went under two wide bridges...it dawned on us, after seeing herds and herds of antelope...that these bridges are for wildlife...

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Aug 16, 2012 - A clearing in the mountains

Wow, what a difference a day makes. The smoke from wildfires in Idaho, Nevada, California and Oregon finally let up due to a change in wind direction and the Teton mountains are just spectacular! There's still a little haze in the air but the sights here of granite peaks and glaciers is simply breath taking. We hiked a mile or two on a trail that ran from String Lake to Jenny Lake. Not much in the way of wildlife to report but, again, the views are fantastic. We left string lake and headed toward Moose, stopping at nearly every overlook...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Colter Bay Hike, Grand Teton National Park

Although we've visited this area many times, we took a ranger-led hike to Swan Lake which is part of the Colter Bay park area. Each time we visit a National Park, we try to do at least one activity with a ranger. There's always something to learn from these wonderfully trained folks. Our guide for this hike was Karen, who was wonderful! Some of the pictures are of Jackson Lake.

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Sep 1, 2011 - Colter Bay Village -Grand Tetons National Park

Our last couple of days in Grand Teton National Park. (Colter Bay Village Campground). The four of us walked the trail to Leigh Lake and String Lake. It seemed to be a pretty busy area for kayaking and canoeing. The trail was quite steep in some places but we all managed to successfully get back around the loop. We took the turn off for Signal Mountain Summit on the way back to camp. It was much longer than we expected with switchback after switchback, steep drop offs without a shoulder to the road or any barrier to stop you from going over...

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Aug 28, 2011 - Great Float Trip, Wonderful Tease Of Yellowstone

Got up and off to Jackson Lodge by 8:30. The float trip was not disappointing. We had Jenny the only “girl” guide and she had so much information on the area. We were on the float for 3 hours, it started a little cool, but the sun came out and it really warmed up. At the end of the float we stopped on the riverside and had a yummy hot dog, hamburger, potato salad, slaw, fruit salad and cookie lunch. We didn’t get to see many wild animals. We say mainly birds, eagles, ducks and ospreys. We got back to the RV around 1:00. We decided to take...

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