Day 12: Following the Grand Tetons

Tribe with her Pops and Mum, with the Snake River and Grand Tetons in the background.  Best photo of her trip!

Tribe with her Pops and Mum, with the Snake River and Grand Tetons in the background. Best photo of her trip!

We follow the east road north to Dead Man’s Bar – a boat launch that is treacherous to go down to, but worth a short side trip to get a lower view of the river and mountains. The steep hill drive goes down amidst the forest of tall pines and low ground cover before opening into one of the scenic fields where a glimpse of the Tetons can be seen before they vanish behind the trees lining the river, and the towering bank on the opposite side of the rapid flowing Snake River.

The actual turnoff we wanted to go to – poorly marked as usual – is the Snake River Overview, a splendid scenic view of the Snake River and the mountains beyond. Thanks to a kindly couple, Trixie got her photo taken with Mum and Pops at this spot – one of the best photos of her during this very long trip!

We drive back to the visitor’s center, a very well done museum with aspects of the Tetons explained in detail, artifacts of Native Americans and mountaineers on display, among other things. We spend too much time there – or so I am told, but it was quite good. When it is Mum’s turn, Trixie took Pops for a walk to view the Snake River from the bridge, then we return to wait.

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