Teton Reflections at Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake is one of the most visited areas in Grand Teton National Park. Tucked away at the base of the Teton Range, it is considered the focal point of Grand Teton’s National Park, Jenny Lake is home to numerous hiking trails, scenic boat rides and major climbing routes that must be seen to be believed. As you might expect, many of the things to do in Jenny Lake mainly focus upon the area’s natural beauty.

While the reflections of the Teton are hazy, the water at the shore is crystal clear.

Teton Reflections at Jenny Lake

Jackson Lake at the Tetons

Jackson Lake is in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. This natural lake was enlarged by the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam, which was originally built in 1911, enlarged in 1916 and rebuilt by 1989.

Tetons from Jackson Lake
Jackson Lake

Teton Landscape

The Tetons are one of the youngest mountain ranges in North America. They have been uplifting for less than 10 million years, making them “adolescent” mountains, as compared to the “middle-aged” Rockies (50-80 million years old) or the “elderly” Appalachians (more than 300 million years old).

Most of the lakes in the park were formed by glaciers and the largest of these lakes are located at the base of the Teton Range

Teton Landscape
Serene Landscape

Glimpse of Snake River at Teton Range

The headwaters for the Snake River are in the Teton Wilderness just outside of Yellowstone National Park. After flowing into Yellowstone briefly, the river cuts through Grand Teton National Park, across Idaho and flows into the Columbia River in Washington.

A Tiny Glimpse of Snake River

Grand Teton’s Mormon Row

Grand Teton’s Mormon Row Historic District is one of the most visited sites in Jackson Hole due to its historic relevance and undeniable beauty. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the historic district is one of the country’s best representations of an early 1900s western farming community.

An Old Barn at Tetons
Preserving History

Iconic Barn at Grand Teton

The T.A. Moulton barn is an iconic structure in Jackson Hole. The view with the barn in the foreground and the Teton Range as the backdrop is one of the most photographed locales in the valley. Thomas Alma (T.A.) Moulton was among the people who moved to the area in the early 1900s. He spent more than 30 years constructing a barn that still stands today. It’s all that remains of the homestead he and his sons built.

Old Barn at Tetons
Barn from the Past

Grand Teton National Park

Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands as a monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River, and enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

While snow laden mountains look spectacular, the beauty of the ranges in September is remarkable. Will be posting images from there.

Tetons View from the Car
Shot from a Moving Car

Yellowstone – Rainbows at Old Faithful

The vapor of Old Faithful’s eruption at Yellowstone and a bright sun form a rainbow further beautifying the world famous geyser. There is an illusion of two rainbows in the first image – one in the geyser and another one against the blue sky.

Rainbows at Old Faithful
Rainbow at Old Faithful

Old Faithful at Yellowstone

Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent and somewhat predictable eruptions, which number more than a million since Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. Old Faithful can vary in height from 100-180 feet with an average near 130-140 feet. Eruptions normally last between 1.5 to 5 minutes.

Old Faithful

Here is a sequence of images depicting a dormant Old Faithful to eruption and then cool down ……

Old Faithful Blowing