This is an exciting day! My sister gave birth to a little boy this afternoon. Congratulations to John and Katie and the three big sisters! I have now been blessed with 21 nieces and nephews!
So… I have fallen behind in blogging. We had a wonderfully busy weekend and then Monday I had a terrible headache all day, so I will try to get a little caught up now. And I am sorry this post is so long. Friday we were back in Teton to hike a trail that skirted beautiful Jenny Lake. Saturday, Nick and George had a wonderful adventure exploring a wind cave in Targhee National Forest (hopefully he’ll blog about that tomorrow). Sunday we spent the day in Yellowstone National Park. I should say we spent *most* of the day in Yellowstone, because we were actually in two national parks, 3 states (Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho), 3 national forests and a wilderness area before the day was done. It was quite a day!
Hiking around Jenny Lake on Friday
Sunday we drove through Teton, making a few stops, to get to Yellowstone.
Visiting the AMAZING Yellowstone National Park
A picnic lunch at Lewis Lake (Luckily, we did not encounter Yogi Bear!)
We saw Old Faithful and other geysers erupt. Very cool!
The Lewis River and Nez Perce Creek
Wildlife! We saw a lot of really awesome things in Yellowstone, but the wildlife was definitely the highlight! Most of the creatures we saw in the park were along the Nez Perce Creek (coyote, elk, and buffalo).
I wish I would have gotten more pictures of Idaho, but we were all tired by the end of the day and a storm was approaching so we just wanted to get home. In any case, the farm land was so lovely and I have never seen so many wildflowers. It was absolutely delightful! Here are a couple of pictures of the the Tetons from the Idaho side.
The Tetons have loomed up grandly against the sky. From this point it is perhaps the finest pictorial range in the United States or even North America. -Thomas Moran, while painting the Tetons from the Idaho side, 1879