Monday morning after a refreshing shower, we took down camp for the final time on this trip. We headed into Grand Teton National Park. While the park was busy, there wasn’t nearly the amount of people as in Yellowstone. Fine by us. First we visited Coulter Bay, a really nice visitor center/campground/marina. The views of the Teton range are incredible and the entire area just feels relaxing and mellow. Boating, biking and hiking are pretty popular here it seems. But I’m thinking general wandering around and napping can also be done quite well here as well, LOL.
No matter where we stopped in the park, the views were awesome and the campgrounds looked really nice. We will most likely go back and just camp in one spot for the whole trip. Again, there aren’t really any ‘attractions’ at this park, just views, so the amount of people clumping up is very low. The vibe here even in summer was cool. There isn’t much more to say about Grand Teton, it just felt good being there.
After spending a few hours inside the park, we started getting hungry for lunch. We grabbed some pizza in Jackson, just south of the park. Like West Yellowstone, it is a nice little tourist style town that still has plenty of charm even with mobs of people running around. We tried to catch ourselves on their live Youtube intersection webcam, but our shitty cell service killed that idea. We bought some patches, stickers and then frap shakes at Starbucks.
As we drove out of town, checked out the skatepark there, neat park, even though half of it was flooded with stagnant water. Heading south towards home we stopped for a few minutes in the town of Alpine for another skatepark check, nice small flow park in the middle of a field with a river on one side. The rest of the day had us driving the back roads through small towns. We stopped for dinner in Garden City along Bear Lake. LaBeau’s has some really good burgers, sandwiches and fries. The place is old school, crowded and worth a stop if you’re hungry. The rest of the trip home was mellow, a nice drive through the mountains between the lake and the city of Logan, then on down the Interstate back home.
This trip was great. Highlights for me personally; the row boat trip down the Henry Fork River and Grand Teton. Yellowstone was a one and done, don’t need to go back. But Grand Teton, wow, we’ll see you again!