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26 March 2008 @ 08:09 pm
This Was A Triumph  
It's amazing how annoying a night without internet can be. We had to go steal it in the parking lot of another motel after we saved a little too much money. Oops.

Other than that, things went pretty well. Of course, we did take a wrong turn in Jackson Hole on the way to Yellowstone, and ended up here in southern Utah (hi, Tiassa! Went through too early to make it possible to drop by and say hi or do dinner or anything, but that was as expected, I suppose, hence the low-probability of being able to visit. But we waved! I mean, you know, sorta, since we didn't really know exactly where you were. Well, okay, we thought about waving. Maybe).

Funny how they close Yellowstone in Spring. I mean, really, Banff is open, why isn't Yellowstone? It's Spring! The snow is only half a dozen feet deep.

Anyway, Jackson Hole... Got great pictures of the Tetons, as there weren't any mountains to block our view of the fog. And snow all the way from there to Logan (this being spring, you know, that winter thing being over and all, the snow was higher than the car in Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah on the way. I guess you probably can ski in Utah after all, as was rumored with the 2002 Olympics.

Apparently there's also this big puddle of saltwater in Utah. Who knew? The grey of the water contrasted nicely with the gray skies.

But, there was a Jack in the Box in Idaho Falls, making the trip a clear triumph, regardless of any minor navigational errors.
 
 
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dragonet2dragonet2 on March 26th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see you photos.
Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons have a dear place in my heart, my folks took us up to Jackson Lake Lodge every summer from the time I was about 8 or 9.

I hope to get there again some day, after our current financial trials.

thanks.

Douglas Triggs: spiderdoubt72 on March 26th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I can't wait to see you photos.
I'd really like to get up there again someday, too. I mean, they really were nice pictures of the fog. But mountains aren't so terrible to look at, either.
dragonet2dragonet2 on March 26th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: I can't wait to see you photos.
Plus when I was 16 or 17, I decided to hike from the Lodge to the lake. There used to be parts of a broken up road you could follow without too much trouble, it may have been removed by now or in much greater disrepair.

On that hike, I accidentally got close enough to a bull moose in velvet to touch his nose.

As I was hiking along, fat dumb and happy, I heard a ginormous sneeze. Close enough to feel the blowby of air. I looked to my right and the moose was sheltering in a willow (the fronds keep mosquitos off the blood-filled velvet antlers). We both kind of gave one another a Wallace-and-Gromit grin and i just kept going "I'm walking, I'm walking, I'm walking."

Moose did not move. I'm sure he kept an eye on me until I got out of sight. I walked back on the road. (I also used to hike in area that, when I discovered on a horseback ride was inhabited by a grizzly bear, didn't do that again.)