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July 11 2013

Grand Teton

Grand Teton, the son always laughs hearing this name, because Teton when pronounced in English it resembles a Dutch slang word describing the upper female body parts.
Coming up from Yellowstone to Grand Teton we had some grand scenic views.

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In the morning we had a short walk towards a natural formed bridge.

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At noon we drove to Jenny Lake and took the long walk alongside the lake and climbed up to Inspiration point. Although the weather was not too hot (the clouds provided us with some agreeable shelter from this hot summer sun) we still forget to bring enough water with us. 1,5 l is way too less to do this hike and climb.

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On the way back we took the ferry across the Jenny Lake which brought us close to the parking lot.
Up to now we did not so much had hard times finding parking space for our 30ft RV, just occasionally the lot was full but then we just park a bit further down the road and do the extra walking.
In the evening we did not plan a camping beforehand so we took a side road and camped in the wild (boondocking as it is called here). This area was marvellous.

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We think we even spotted an eagle, at least the sound it was making was very particular, high pitched and loud. Could be another type of bird as well, I'm not a specialist. My father in law (who is reading this blog as well: "hello Frans, greetings from the family" !) I'm sure he would be able to tell which bird it was. It was circling at a decent height and even from this distance it looked big enough.

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Arne and my self took a short evening hike while the women were playing some cards. The hike was nice but since it was gently becoming evening and there was not much people around we took bear spray with us. It was a climb on a green hill , one side we had a good clear view but the other side was full with trees and there we did not have a good view on any wildlife. We did spot a skeleton of some kind of big animal....
... so we hope the predators which might be there already have satisfied their hunger.

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Posted by Eddy VDR 15:12 Archived in USA Tagged grand teton

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