We drove the camper to Yellowstone National Park and hocked up at Fishing Bridge Campground. We used this as home base for a long week of fun and exploration. Our first day was back south to the Grand Teton National Park. We had grabbed Junior Ranger books on the way through the prior day to Yellowstone. So we worked on them in the evening before so we didn’t have too much to do at the park for the books.
The Teton mountains were snowcapped and spectacular.
We decided to do some scenic drives and then hike a trail at Jenny Lake called the Hidden Falls Trail.
We had a great time hiking up the steep and long trail.
As we were going along an animal darted in front of us. Shockingly it was a SILVER FOX! A silver fox is very rare to see in the wild. It is a red fox lacking red pigment. They used to be hunted for their pelts. Mom was quick on the camera as it darted by our path.
There was a beautiful waterfall at the end of the hike.
We opted to take the shuttle boat back across the lake rather than hiking the few hours back. We were all tired so this was an excellent choice.
We walked down and dipped our hands into Jenny Lake. Jenny Lake comes partially from the glacier high in the mountain.
We had a fun day in Grand Teton and wrapped up with a nice dinner at the lodge. Mom and Dad ate ELK!
We also picked up out Junior Ranger patches and badges.
We got back in time to play in the snow piles a bit before bed.
Oh yeah, we saw a moose… well not a real one. It is an elusive animal!