The Hendersons       National Parks Tour - Grand Tetons and Yellowstone


A Western States National Parks Tour

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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

We overnighted in a little Wyoming town called Rock Springs and the following day went through Jackson (would like to return here) and then into Grand Teton National Park. Wow!!!

    The Grand Tetons

This was our first time in that park and we will probably go back. The mountains knock your socks off and the meadows are full of wild flowers at that time of year.

        Mountains and wild flowers

We took a side road in to see Jenny Lake and it was well worth it.

    Jenny Lake

We continued through the park and on into Yellowstone. We had reservations at a place just out the east entrance to the park. It was okay but next time we will probably stay in the park. You just have to make reservations WELL in advance.

We spent the next day in Yellowstone trying to take in as much as possible. We went on a ranger led walk and saw upper and lower falls.

        Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls

No visit to Yellowstone is complete without seeing Old Faithful.

    Old Faithful

On the way to the next sight we came to a dead stop on the road. We learned later that someone had been injured and the helicopter that was sent to evacuate them landed in the only place possible - the middle of the road. Some 45 minutes later the traffic started moving again.
We pulled off to visit Midway Geyser Basin. Unbelievable!

            Midway Geyser Basin



You always see bison in Yellowstone and at this time of the year they were shedding winter coats and looking pretty mangy.


Even though it had been pretty warm we drove through a hail storm on the way back to our digs. Small stones so no damage.

The next day we would head for home.

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