Grand Teton National Park
With the Rocky Mountain National Park, our stay in the North American mountains has just begun. We are now on our way to Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. A dream come true for Marion, who has been dreaming of seeing the breathtaking scenery and iconic mountains of this park with her own eyes since forever.
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929. Through the commitment and donation of land by the Rockefeller family, the park was expanded in 1950 to its actual size.
The park is named after the highest mountain within its borders, the imposing Grand Teton which culminates at 4,199 meters. If you are looking for peaceful and quiet place and an alpine environment, this national park is the place to be. Hiking enthusiasts will find plenty to do here: from easy hikes along beautiful lakes to multi-day hikes in the backcountry, there is a wide range of beautiful trails in unspoiled nature. There are over 1000 species of plants, 300 species of birds and 61 mammals. The landscapes, fauna and flora delight nature lovers and photographers.
The park’s website offers more information on the history, organization, hikes and activities of the park.
Mormon Row & Schwabacher Landing
Our highlights along Hwy 191 are Mormon Row Historic District and Schwabacher Landing. A real treat for the eyes and for us as photography enthusiasts. The settlement of Mormon Row was established back in the early 20th century. With the Teton Mountain Range in the background, the well-preserved barns of the era serve today as popular photographic subjects. Schwabacher Landing, named after a former rancher who lived there in the 1930s, is one of the favorite spots among photographers for the reflections of the landscape in the surrounding waters.
We also visit both of these iconic locations early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise. As the sun rises, the mountain range and barn are illuminated with magical light at Mormon Row and the peaceful atmosphere of the early hours allows us to observe the perfect reflections of the landscape in the Snake River at Schwabacher Landing.
Reflections in the water
Grand Teton hikes
Grand Teton National Park offers a wide range of hikes, from simple walks to multi-day tours. A very favorable weather during our stay allowed us to explore many of them. Cascade Canyon to Solitude Lake, Delta Lake, and Death Canyon are among our favorite hikes.
Cascade Canyon is the flagship hike of the park. After crossing Jenny Lake with the shuttle-boat, this hike takes us along Cascade Canyon to Solitude Lake through beautiful scenery.
We also take some walks along the most beautiful lakes of the park. We hike along String and Leigh Lakes to Trapper Lake in hopes of spotting wildlife. However, it is between Taggart and Bradley lakes that we meet a black bear a little too close. This one forces us to turn back halfway. He seemed determined to eat all the berries along the trail and block our way.