We stayed at the Jackson Hole Campground near the Teton Village. The campground was undergoing some cosmetic upgrades during our visit, but it was only a minor inconvenience, mainly because the hot-tub was getting a make over. As far as convenience and location, it seemed to be the best option. We really enjoyed the bike paths that covered a large portion of the greater Jackson area. There must be close to a hundred miles of paved trails available. In addition to bike paths, there are plenty of trails for hiking. One of our favorite hikes was Jenny Lake. This 7 mile hike is very nice and offers several side trails that offer spectacular views and beautiful waterfalls.
One of the highlights of the hike was "chasing" down a male (bull) moose. We were nearly trampled by a female moose (cow), at the beginning of the hike. Both were beautiful, but the "bull" was a must see. We were given information about him by a fellow hiker resting on the main trail. In order to see him, we would have to start a steep climb up the mountain range of the Tetons. I wasn't so sure we were going to be able to see this elusive beast without exhausting ourselves first. We had already spent most of the day hiking the perimeter of Jenny Lake and still had a ways to go. Darla was really excited about the moose and pressed on despite her recent knee surgery. The effort was well worth it.
|He was a beauty Jackson Hole, WY 2012|
|He's back behind the girls eating....|
One cool place we spent several hours just "hanging-out" was at a local indoor rock climbing studio. Is that the right word? Is it called a studio or a gym, not sure. Anyway, it was lots of fun. When we checked in, the young gentleman that helped us get settled evidently thought the girls would lose interest and only stay a short while. Over three hours later when we checked out, he made the comment that he thought we had really gotten our monies worth:)
So yeah, Jackson Hole, WY was a great experience for us. No doubt, it is one of our most favorite regions of the USA. I'm sure we will visit again, the sooner the better.....