This past Tuesday we got together with Charley and Karen for an 8 mile jaunt around Jenny Lake which lies at the base of the Grand Teton mountains.
It was incredible.
It kicked our butts.
The first half was along the eastern shore. It is the most easily accessed portion. So, it was the smoothest and busiest. We met many other hikers.
The views of the mountains on the opposite side of the lake were awesome. They were a preview of what was coming.
So we hiked:
And hiked some more. We were getting closer to the mountains:
Finally!!! We were in the foothills of the Grand Tetons!
The mountains are immense. Pictures do not convey how big they are.
While looking at them I got the strange feeling that I was looking at something that was not truly there. It was as if I was looking at a gigantic picture. They were so incredible it seemed they were not real.
I am NOT a photographer so here is a link to some fabulous pictures of the area.
The day was perfect. We had temps in the 70s. No wind, just a gentle breeze. Some clouds to keep the sun at bay and great company.
After our majestic day, we stopped at Leeks Pizzeria on Lake Jackson. The perfect ending to a perfect outing.
Days like this are exactly what we envision when we pursue adventures while "Chasin' Our Dreams!"