The first time we visited Grand Teton National Park, it was one of those wonderful spontaneous things. We packed light, hopped in our Mazda Miata and hit the road. We visited Yellow Stone on that trip too, but Grand Teton is the one that left the greatest impression on us and we've returned every year since then.
We love Grand Teton's impressive rugged mountain peaks, beaufiful forest, crystal lakes, and the iconic snake river. There are tons of great hikes and paddles in the national park and the surrounding area features some world class mountain biking trails too.
For our first autumn on the road and we decided we'd spend part of it in Grand Teton. The fall colors were spectacular, the eerie sound of the elk bugling was something we'll never forget, and the lighter crowds in the park made it heaven'y. There were a couple storms that rolled through during our two weeks there, but we sill had plenty warm sunny days for exploring.
In our latest episode, we paddle String Lake on our new Sea Eagle paddle boards. If you get a chance to paddle in Grand Teton, it's well worth the trouble of getting the permits to do it (and it's really not that much trouble anyhow.) Check out the video and you'll see what we mean!
Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.