In accordance with the parlance of my generation, the Grand Tetons truly are epic. They rise up from the flat landscape of Wyoming like geological scrapers of the sky, clawing at the horizon with jagged peaks. I had been itching to explore all summer and was wholly satisfied by the adventure.
The trip quantified: 6 days | 1,750 miles driven | 38 miles hiked | 11,300 ft. elevation | 22 Nature Valley Granola Bars | 3 moose | 0 bears (despite warning signs EVERYwhere) | hundreds of people sitting on bleachers eating ice cream for 1 unimpressive Old Faithful eruption.
When you drive through Yellowstone National Park, keep this helpful reminder nearby:
My favorite shot of the whole trip: