After a good night's rest at Jackson Hole and a leisurely morning followed by a hearty & fulfilling breakfast at Hampton Inn comprising English Muffins,Sweet Muffin,Omelette,Butter & Marmalade,Waffles, Honey, a range of Fruit Juices, strong well brewed aromatic Coffee etc we checked out finally 10.00 am and took off towards Yellowstone. Enroute we stopped briefly to fill up gasoline and pick up small eats from the nearby store before hitting the freeway. As we drove on we could soon see the Grand Teton Range from a distance and this spectacular view remained perpetually in our sights as we drove towards it. To our left we saw planes taking off from Jackson Airport which is one of the busiest airports in Wyoming State.
Grand Teton is the highest mountain in Wyoming's Grand Teton national Park and a classic destination in American mountaineering.We reached a classic view point within an hour from where we had awesome views of the Teton peaks. Unfortunately there was very little snow capping the peaks and that was disappointing. We travelled further and parked the car in a huge parking lot from where we took a long walking tour or trek to Jenny Lake. We did not walk to Lake Solitude, Hidden Falls & String Lake picnic area as these trails were closed. We walked parallel to a small stream flowing towards the Jenny Lake. Presumably this is an a stream fed by melting glaciers from the mountain range. The trail threw up some magnificent views of alpine trees,the stream,the fallen trunks,the rocks and finally the beautiful blue shimmering, glimmering and glorious lake. There were many patches of tall dead & drab tree trunks with little vegetation around - it was obvious that there are frequent and devastating forest fires in these regions. It is however amazing how nature has its way of bouncing back and vegetation grows back over a period of time. We could sight plenty of deer & elk poop enroute and Mira who was always ahead of us continuously sounding warnings of "Poop Alert". We spent around two hours trekking before resuming our journey towards Yellowstone. It was a glorious day with bright sunshine and temperatures around 25-30 F. There were sign posts warning trekkers to stay together and sing/talk loudly to ward off bears. We tried our best to be noisy by singing & clapping our hands. Looks like we successfully kept the bears at bay. Alas we did not see any animals - elk,deer or bear.