GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, USA

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Wyoming is house to two of United States’ famous National Park, the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Grand Teton National Park is located in the Rocky Mountain in Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park and north of Jackson town.


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Before entering the Grand Teton National Park, I stopped by at Jackson town for lunch. Jackson serves as the gateway to two of the best-known national parks, Grand Teton and the nearby Yellowstone.


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Jackson town (sometimes mistakenly called “Jackson’s Hole”) is a lovely western cowboy town. Almost every building in town is constructed in log cabin style.


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Hmmmm…….where shall I go for lunch?


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There are many restaurants in Jackson town, mostly serving western cuisine like grilled steaks.


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Gun Barrel is another steak house in town.


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Cowboy bar in a cowboy town. There is also a Pizza Hut in town.


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McDonald’s – over 99 billion served! What a record!
The half-mast American Flag, in remembrance of 9/11.


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Settled for McDonald’s as I want my lunch to be quick with no fuss.


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Ordered the Southern Style Chicken and Angus (buffalo) burger, which McDonalds doesn’t serve back in my home country. Delicious!


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Let’s explore the town.
Jackson town is surrounded by mountains and during winter, people come to this small town for skiing.


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Elk crossing warning sign besides the road. The National Elk Refuge is nearby, therefore don’t be too surprised when you see an elk crossing the road.


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The Lodge at Jackson Hole.


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The Lodge is a charming log cabin style hotel. A lovely place to spend a winter night here.


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Look! An elk on the roof!


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Not a life one anyway.


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Jackson, a small town with beautiful mountain scenery.


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A row of shops at Jackson town.


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Fishing enthusiast can get their fishing gear here. Native cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish and other fishes can be found in the Snake River. Don’t forget the bear spray
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Mounted American Elks head inside a shop.


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During winter, these slopes will be covered with snow. Perfect venue for skiing.


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The valleys at Jackson’s Hole was a good habitat for beavers. The valley is named after David Edward Jackson who trapped beaver in the area in the early nineteenth century.


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The boy scouts collected the antlers left by the male elks and shaped it into an arch at each corner of George Washington Memorial Park.


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The National Elk Refuge is situated nearby Jackson town. Numerous elks uses the valley as grazing range during the winter. After winter, the elks leaves the valley, leaving behind large amount of antlers the male elks shed each year.


After lunch, we head to Grand Teton National Park.
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“Glacier View Turnout” offers a lovely view of the Teton Range.


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The view of Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the Teton Range. On the left of Grand Teton is Middle Teton and South Teton.


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Teton Range dominates the horizon which rises above 12,000ft elevation is popular among climbers, hikers and of course photographers.


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Spectacular view of the Grand Teton which rises 13,770ft above sea level.  DSCF2870

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These mountains were named by 19th century French speaking fur trappers.


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These men called the mountains “Les Trois Tetons”, meaning the three breasts. Don’t really see any resemblance of a breast anyway.


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Wet meadows in the park attracts a variety of wildlife such as birds, small mammals and even moose.


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The entrance station of Grand Teton National Park.


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The Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.


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The Jackson Lake at the background is is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the United States, at an elevation of 6,772 ft (2,064 m) above sea level.


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Enjoying the scenery of Jackson Lake and the Teton mountains on top of a hill.


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The low-lying valleys surrounded by mountains and rivers makes a good habitat for beavers.



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Grand Teton National Park is renowned for its stunning landscape of mountains and shimmering lakes. The park is perfect for any climbers, hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.


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The Jackson Lake Lodge.


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Jackson Lake Lodge is a National Historic Landmark.

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The weather was great that day. Many people were sitting outside and enjoying the scenery while sipping a cup of coffee.


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Lazing around the lodge’s fireplace.


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The much feared Grizzly Bear for display inside Jackson Lake Lodge.
You can also get many beautiful wildlife figurines here including elk, moose, bear and bold eagle.


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Please keep the environment clean by throwing the trash into respective bins.


DSCF9322 The Grand Teton National Park and the view of Teton Range is beautiful, but can’t compare to the uniqueness of Yellowstone.

Just a short drive to the north of Grand Teton National Park, my next adventure takes me to the world’s famous Yellowstone National Park.  



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