More Teton Images

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More Teton Images

Post by dbhguru » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:33 pm

NTS,

When we leave Pocatello, we'll head straight for Yellowstone, then through shoshone Canyon, Cody, and across the Bighorn Basin to the Bighorn Mountains. So, here is the last batch of Teton images.

The first image is of String Lake and a look at Teewinot and the Grand. Teewent is a 12,325-foot peak that is closer than the grand. In the image, the Grand, barely visible thrusts 13,779 feet (NAVD88) into the clear Wyoming air.
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Here is a view of an old burn. It didn't cover that many acres, but its effects will persist for decades. Our trek took us around the String Lakes, a 3.5 mile hike with only a couple hundred feet gain in altitude.
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Teewinot, the Grand, and Owen. Owen is the second highest Teton summit.
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Another look at Teewinot, the Grand, and Owen from a closer perspective.
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Closer Still.
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Farther along the front.
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And one last look.
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The Tetons never lose their appeal for me. Their abruptness speaks to raw Earth power. Their sheer size and steepness is the source of their power. When in the sagebrush meadows at their foot, gazing up to their craggy summits, one's sense of the power of mountains and their impact on human imagination is greatly heightened. The Tetons afford us the pinnacle Rocky Mountain experience for the least effort. Several million visit the Tetons each year. Monica and I have made 5 visits since we've been married and with each visit, we find new reasons to return. You get into the high country very quickly, and with my tree discoveries in the western Tetons, they present a wider range of experiences than I had come to expect.

Bob
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Re: More Teton Images

Post by ElijahW » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:00 am

Bob,

Beautiful. Thank you.

Elijah
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Re: More Teton Images

Post by James Parton » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:37 am

Bob,

That is surely a beautiful place. Your photography skills are getting good! I could see myself fishing those clear streams.

James
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