From Yellowstone, we drove south to spend the night in Jackson Hole in Wyoming as staying inside Yellowstone was very expensive. Turns out, it is a rather long drive from Yellowstone to Jackson Hole – especially when yours truly have a tendency to get hangry! It also turns out, that we passed some rather extraordinary mountains of the imagination in the blackness of the night. So we decided to hang around some more days and explore the incredible Grand Teton National Park.
Everyone who has ever seen a landscape photograph or two is probably familiar with Ansel Adams’ Snake River picture, it is that famous. We ended up at Snake River Lookout at sunset, joining a small tripod brigade that captured a frame every second during a 25 minute session – then promptly got in their cars and took off when the light was about to get really good. So we had the whole place for ourselves as dusk gave way to night. It was so beautiful we almost forgot just how cold it was, only a few degrees above freezing.
If you are in Yellowstone, then definitely do not miss Grand Teton. I really want to go back here and go hiking for weeks. Just remember, it is a long drive down from Yellowstone and one can get very hangry!