With the Grand Tetons standing so tall and the park curling cozily at their feet, you cannot fail to appreciate the surrounding environment of rivers and high valley floor. Grand Teton National Park features a young range of old pre-Cambrian granite, sliding upward along a 40-mile-long fault sculpted over the course of the last 13 million years, with some help from geological upheaval, retreating glaciers, and erosion. The result is truly a masterpiece of dramatic and scenic splendor. Shimmering lakes, thickly carpeted forests, and towering peaks blanketed with snow throughout most of the year are simply remarkable. While here, you will have time to really savor the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you on this interlude.
You may have seen many photographs by famed American photographer Ansel Adams, many featuring the landscapes you will enjoy on the sojourn. His dramatic, panoramic photographs that celebrate the redemptive potential of the natural world were made in the American West, including a large group of works made in the Yosemite Valley. You will see firsthand what so captivated the lens of this famous photographer.
Yellowstone and Grand Teton are so much more than photo ops and places where animals roam free. Both parks are works in progress; they are living, breathing wilderness areas. Be sure to bring a comfortable pair of walking or hiking shoes and explore. On this escorted vacation you will enjoy pristine, forested glades with nothing to distract you but wild moose and awe-inspiring mountains.
Your time at Jackson Lake Lodge located beside Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Parks largest lake, offers wonderful opportunities to shop and dine. The lodge was built in the 1950’s- be sure to take in the unique architecture which includes a flat roof and great big windows ideal for the stunning views that surround the lodge. While there you are sure to experience all that Grand Teton National Park has to offer. Keep those cameras ready – the sights are incredible!
While visiting the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone you’ll learn of the geologic story of the canyon, its historical significance as a barrier to travel, its significance as destination and attraction, and its appearance in Native American lore and in the accounts of early explorers. The “ooh-ahh” factor is a given: enjoy the beauty and grandeur of this masterpiece. Please review the full itinerary which allows for escorted travel as well as enough time on your own to pursue that which speaks to your soul. While here you will see and do things that are guaranteed to make your heart sing. Join us.
Did you know? There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendants living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Eadie, Interlude Blog Team
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