Wyoming – Day 3 Part 1   32 comments

Wyoming – The Grand Tetons – Overwhelming beauty! 

Oh my goodness – I felt like singing – “the hills are alive, with the sound of music”.  These mountains take your breath away! 

On the way to our day of hiking, we stopped at the Episcopal Chapel of the Transfiguration.  This little chapel had the most magnificent view of the mountain range!

We then headed to Jenny Lake  to catch a boat shuttle over to the Cascade Canyon to do some hiking.  The weather forecast called for a chance of thunderstorms so we decided to get over to the trails before the weather turned on us.  See those clouds starting to build?

Cascade Canyon offers a variety of trails and plenty of vistas and wildlife to see.  We hiked past Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, and up the Cascade Creek Trail.  A bull moose decided to take the same trail we were on so we got some great shots of him.  We also saw a marmot which is similar in appearance to a badger.

We hiked 6 miles and then headed off to see more of the national park.

We came upon another chapel – The Chapel of the Sacred Heart. The stained glass window was just gorgeous!

We then headed back to Jackson Hole to check into the inn we were staying at for the night – Oh so delightfully quaint and charming!

More photos to come of this wonderful state!

 I am linking to Blue Monday over at Sally’s and Mosaic Monday over at Mary’s

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32 responses to “Wyoming – Day 3 Part 1

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  1. Wonderful photos! The Tetons are one of my favorite places. The mountains and wildlife are great. I loved your mosaics.

  2. So gorgeous! Love that Inn! The marmot is a hoot!!

  3. What a beautiful place. The wildlife, the chapels, the water and the mountains! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Wow this is an amazing place. We live in the Vancouver area and are surrounded by mountains but I never tire of seeing them. There sure are some cool thing there. An antler arbor? Who would have thought of that. Someone with a lot of antlers I guess.

  5. Truly wonderful shots. Crisp and clean. I bet the air there smells better than a lot of places. Love the moose. The antler arch is different.

  6. Wow … great photos. There’s such magnificent scenery in these shots … and fabulous wildlife. Looks like an area well worth visiting. Thanks, I really enjoyed taking the trip through your photos.

    Thanks also for visiting my Dragonfly Monday Mosaic post … glad you enjoyed the photos.

  7. Hi, Lana!

    What fabulous pictures! And what a trip! Loved seeing these. What on earth is a marmot? I’ve never heard of that. Fascinating! And the mountains really were “Sound of Music-worthy” in their snowy peaks.

    The chapels are so pretty, and I love that archway of antlers. THAT is neat as is that moose! Can’t believe you met Bullwinkle on your trip! 🙂

    Happy Blue Monday…

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

  8. My sister and I were here a few years ago. I love it there. We did not do any hiking, but enjoyed everything else around there. We stayed downtown in a neat place. I thank you so much for taking me along with you on this exciting trip once again.

  9. Oh, Lana, what a joy to see these natural beauty! The snow-capped mountains are still pretty! Thanks for this virtual tour!

  10. Lana, these are beautiful photos! I had the opportunity to work at the park the summer after my freshman year in college, but didn’t take it. I wish I had made the choice to do so. I grew up out west in NM, but we didn’t have these kinds of mountains or scenery. You got to see enjoy a lovely area and share its beauty with us through your mosaics.
    Thanks for showing them to us!
    🙂 Sue

  11. Wonderful pictures. The mountains are so beautiful. And the picture of the moose is awesome!

  12. What a beautiful post! And, do I ever love the Tetons! You have me wanting to re-visit this amazing place!

  13. Only just got back from MT/CO two weeks ago. Your pics are wonderful. We drove through WY on the way to CO and it is so green this year with all the rain they have had. It was just gorgeous! Thank you for your visit and your kind words!!! Wishing you a grand week. Cathy

  14. I’ve never visited Wyoming, although I’ve heard of the Grand Tetons; thanks for “taking me.” I sure enjoyed these beautiful shots.

    What a delightful place to spend the night with details like your special welcome!

    Happy Blue Monday,Lana.

  15. Wow. Looks like a beautiful place to visit and of course hike.

  16. These are such gorgeous photos…makes me want to go there!!!

  17. blue sky is cool.

  18. Your photos are absolutely stunning! I hope to visit the Grand Tetons at some point, especially now that I’ve seen some of their beauty.

  19. Beautiful shots! Grand Teton is on my list of places to visit one of these days. Thanks for taking us along.

    And the Inn on the Creek? Oh, my! I’ll have to check it out!
    Happy Blue Monday… Karen

  20. Stunning mosaics and I love the way you mixed the pictures of the mountains with the pictures of the church…just beautiful.

  21. Wow…the views and amazing. Mother nature just cannot be duplicated when it comes to inspiration. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Hope you have wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

  22. Oh I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting this area. How can I describe the beauty! I’ve been to the Alps and this makes me feel the same. I’ll sing along with ya.

  23. Wow, what a gorgeous trip! Beautiful places and stunning scenery! Enjoy your mosaics!

  24. Great photos – beautiful country! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.
    Have a great week.

  25. Wonderful and amazing scenes.
    Happ Blue Monday and MM.

    Blessings!

  26. I agree the stained glass that depicted the Sacred Heart is just gorgeous, so loving it. Happy Summer!

    Anything Blue

  27. Such beautiful pictures of a wonderful scenery. Beautiful mountains

  28. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

    I played too. Mine is here.

  29. Thank you for posting these amazing photos. I have always wanted to travel to that area of our big beautiful USA. I peaked in at your other blog posts and you have an interesting blog. Oh and those crepes are amazing. I wish my waistline could justify me making a batch of those this week:-)
    Joyce

  30. These are absolutely gorgeous photos! I’ve never been but would love it! I’m sure you had a wonderful time. Great mosaics too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  31. Dear Lana, Well, as I am reading your posts and viewing the gorgeous photos and mosaics , there are two voices over my shoulder saying I want to go there! My husband and daughter enjoyed your posts as much as I did!

    Great stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, ldh

  32. We did almost the same things on our visit last year except we did not see any moose, but did catch sight of a bear in the wild sagebrush on the way to Jackson. It was definitely a trip I’d love to do again one day!

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