September 17, 2013

Lin ande Michael's Photos

Lin ande Michael’s Photos

Wildflower Inn Bed and Breakfast where we are staying.  This place is wonderful so if you are ever in the area this is a great place to stay.  They thought of every little detail and have hiking poles, backpacks, bear spray and all kinds of hiking information for you.  The breakfasts are great and afternoon desserts are an added plus.

Lin and Michael's Photos

Lin and Michael’s Photos

National Elk Preserve in Jackson.  Around 7,500 elk spend November to May on the refuge and up to 1,000 bison.   You might also catch a glimpse of a wolf or two.    The main winter attraction is the chance to see the elk up close from a horse drawn sleigh.  That sounds wonderful.  We are beginning to think we need to come back in winter and in summer to see the wildflowers.  Around 10,000 lbs. of elk antlers are auctioned each year

TetonsWeather forecast called for partly cloudy conditions today so we decided to head to Jenny Lake for a hike.  Jenny Lake is named after a shoshone Indian who married an Englishman – Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh.  We got this picture on the way up the trail. THEN we saw this big dark cloud off in the distance when we were about half way up the trail Oh no!!  It started to sprinkle.  We kept hiking and it started to rain harder. Fortunately, the thunder and lightning were some distance away.  Michael checked the small backpack but……… there was only one poncho.  So since he is such a great guy, he gave me the poncho to wear.  We made it to Hidden Falls – which is an 80 ft. waterfalls.  Got some great pictures.  We hiked about 3 miles and then took the shuttle boat back to the Visitor’s Center.  When we docked, we noticed there were small ponchos for sale so we bought some just in case.