On our last day the skies were still mostly cloudy, but we saw a lot more of the sun. We spent some time looking for and not finding bears. We did find a variety of wildflowers and enjoyed the mountains. I have tried to identify the flowers as best as I can. The source of the identification is from "Mountain Plants of Northeastern Utah" by Berniece Andersen and Arthur Holmgren. Since the book is over thirty years old the scientific names may have changed.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
On day three it was raining hard at Grand Teton National Park, so we traveled up to Yellowstone and visited the Old Faithful area. On the way back to Jackson the skies began to clear over the Tetons. We finally saw some bears in the Tetons. A lone black bear feeding on an elk carcass and a black bear with her cub. Even with the bad weather it was a fun day.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Day two at the park started out pretty good, but by about 3:00 pm the rain came. We went back to Jackson Hole and did the shops. Later, we went back to the Park. No bears were seen. Not much for pictures a few landscapes and some flowers.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Our first day at the park was actually only a couple of hours in the evening. After getting directions to some places to find bears, we traveled into the park. The skies were overcast and the tops of the Tetons were in the clouds. It seemed like a black and white day. We did not find any bears, but on Signal Mountain male Dusky Grouse were strutting alongside the road. They were very cooperative. In fact, if you stayed low and got closer to them they would go into full display.