For the past 6 days we’ve been in the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks area in Wyoming. We got a great campsite near both parks, with views of the Tetons and a horse ranch next door.
There is no lack of wildlife in this area! We saw an abundance of bison, deer, elk, moose, marmot, and pelicans. We made friends with two ground squirrels that inhabited our campsite (we named them Ben & Jerry!)
Jerry! (or Ben…?)
We rented fishing rods and bought fishing licenses for a few days. Dana reeled in a large native cutthroat trout, but it snapped the line just as he grabbed it.
When we weren’t fishing, we toured around the national parks. Yellowstone was incredible, and we watched Old Faithful erupt during an intense thunder and lightening storm- showing two extreme powers of mother nature.
It’s hard to put into words how amazing the Tetons are…
On Sunday we went to a natural hot spring pool about an hour south of Jackson. The water was about 93 degrees, but can reach up to 112 in the winter!
Monday morning, we were up early to head to Idaho. While we were packing up the campsite, about 75 horses got loose from the ranch and started stampeding through the campground! We got to see a real cowboy in action as he wrangled the horses back into their field.
We got to Stanley, Idaho at around 10 o’clock last night, where we are spending the next few days with Dana’s friend Tanner. Tanner is a rafting guide for Sawtooth Adventure Company, so today he took us on a trip down the Salmon River. It was definitely one of our favorite things we’ve done so far!