Parks and Canyons Day 8

Canyons Spectacular - 2015
Day 8

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This is part 4 of the story of our trip, this part is from Denver to Las Vegas, USA  in May/June of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that
included France, London and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

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03-June-2015
Globus:
Journey south this morning into breathtaking GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. Visit beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore before ending the day in the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagons into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner at the BAR T-5 CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT and Wild West show. Feast on slow-cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.
We  had to leave early today as the road that is normally taken was closed due to road works and so we had to go the long way around.  As we were up early we were still able to go for a quick walk to see some of the other Geysers and hot springs nearby.  Heading back to the hotel we saw Old Faithful erupt again.  From a distance you really see how magnificent the geyser is.  Our first break stop was at Kepler Cascades.  Heading down out of Yellowstone we caught sight of a number of wild moose and bison on our way to our next stop at Lewis River Falls.  From there we went to Jackson Lake Lodge for lunch and also took the opportunity to go for a walk.  Our first choice was cut short by a no go sign stating the walk was closed due to bear activity - never get things like that in Australia.  We headed back to the hotel and went out in the opposite direction.  After a short easy hill climb we were rewarded with lovely views of the Grand Tetons, better than the hotel views as we were surrounded by beautiful wildflowers.   It was then off to Jenny Lake for a quick break and group photo and onto Jackson Hole.  At night we took the option of a Bar T 5 Cook out.  A wagon train event with attacks by Indians, corny humor and pretty good meal and great songs before we returned home again via the wagons.  A good night overall.

Map:   Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - 151 Miles 4h 17mins (250 km)

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Hamilton's Store, Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park - Castle Geyser in the distance
Yellowstone National Park - Castle Geyser Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park - Shield Spring
Yellowstone National Park - Castle Geyser Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park - Crested Pool
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful - starting to blow
Looking back - Castle Geyser Old Faithful - in full flight Old Faithful - in full flight
Old Faithful - in full flight Old Faithful - in full flight Old Faithful - in full flight
Old Faithful - in full flight Old Faithful - in full flight Old Faithful Inn
To me a very unusual structure - quite intriguing Old Faithful Inn Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn Old Faithful Inn Yellowstone National Park - Kepler Cascades
Kepler Cascades Kepler Cascades Kepler Cascades
Kepler Cascades Moose loose in the river Two Mooses
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park - Moose Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Lewis River Falls area Regrowth after the 1988 fire
Lewis River Falls area View of the Grand Tetons View of the Grand Tetons
View of the Grand Tetons Jackson Lake Lodge Jackson Lake Lodge - View of the Grand Tetons
View of the Grand Tetons Mt Moran,  the Grand Tetons View of the Grand Tetons
Walk closed - Bear activity! View of the Grand Tetons View of the Grand Tetons
View of the Grand Tetons View of the Grand Tetons Jackson Lake Lodge - wildflower
View of the Grand Tetons Jackson Lake Lodge - wildflower View of the Grand Tetons
View of the Grand Tetons View of the Grand Tetons On the way to Jenny Lake
Jenny Lake, the Grand Tetons The Grand Tetons Jenny Lake, the Grand Tetons
Jenny Lake, the Grand Tetons Jenny Lake Jenny Lake to Jackson Hole
Jenny Lake to Jackson Hole Jackson Hole from bus Jackson Hole - traffic chaos
Making a moose antler arch Moose antler arch Moose antler arch
     
The Cook-out!    
In the wagopn ready to go Inspection? Of we go to dinner and show
Heading out of town into the hills Attacked by "Indians" Lots of whooping!
Actualy two nice looking young ladies,
attacked us
Dinner, all you can eat style, music and some corny gags Look out here come the Indians again
Yes, attacked again Some nice old songs Heading back home at sunset
ZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ
Heading back home at sunset    

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