"Majestic Mountains and Moose!" Top 5 Page for this destination Grand Teton National Park by kazander
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I was on the hunt. I am a shooter with a happy trigger finger though my "weapon of choice" is a camera... I needed a Moose, and I wasn't going home without one. Well, as we found out on this trip, whatever you want, put it out into the universe, the universe just might deliver. And deliver she did! Our 1st day adventuring brought us to my much coveted Bull moose. Glorious antlers, HUGE body and a serenely happy face muching on some williows and leaves. I fell in love with another man.....luckily, my husband isn't the jealous type.
Our honeymoon started and ended in Grand Teton National Park. I found this park to have a calmer quality to it. No frantic running around trying to cram in every last paint pot, just relaxing, taking in the mountains and enjoying each other's company...lovely...
We spent our honeymoon exploring Grant Teton, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson and parts of Idaho. We also visited some parts of Montana. It was truly the trip of a lifetime!
Grand Teton National Park seems to be hidden in the shadow of it's northern brother, Yellowstone. Not everyone knows that Grand Teton was actually ranked number 1 in the Travel Channel's listing of best National Parks for wildlife viewing. Surprisingly, Yellowstone was ranked only at number 3! But of course seeing the animals is not the only reason to visit. The Teton range is awe inspiring. Jagged mountaintops, tipped with snow on even the hottest day, reach up into the heavens. Glaciers are nestled in between the craggy peaks. Grand Teton peak is over 13,000 feet high! These are the tallest peaks in the Rocky Mountains.
The Park as we know it today was only established in 1950! Quite a youngin! The original Grand Teton national park only encompased the Teton range and 6 glacial lakes. In 1943, The Jackson Hole National Monument was created. It included Jackson Lake and the Teton national Forest as well as a very generous donation of 35,000 acres by John D. Rockefeller Jr. These lands were joined in 1950, 53 years after the first proposal to incorporate this area into Yellowstone National Park.
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- Pros:I found my moose! Oh and some pretty incredible mountains too
- Cons:can't think of a thing
- In a nutshell:A great way to start and end our honeymoon!
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