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Monday, June 6, 2016

It's all about the mountains


The park is full of wildlife -- we saw bison, pronghorn antelope and elk, in addition to many many birds and smaller animals. The Snake River winds through the park, and there are lakes (this is Jenny Lake) and fields of sagebrush and wildflowers.

But you can't stop staring at the mountains. The Tetons are babies, geologically speaking, and none of their sharp edges have been worn down yet. This is what makes them so dramatic; there are no foothills, just flat grassland abruptly giving way to sheer, vertical rock, still draped in last year's snow.

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