Three Days in the Tetons

I’m trying to remember the beauty of Grand Teton National Park as I face a two-hour layover in the Denver airport.

With Sunday NFL Countdown and FIBA basketball competing on the airport television screens, it isn’t easy…but pictures always help.

We just spent three terrific days in the park, studying the work to save both natural and cultural resources.  As a first time visitor, I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s work with the National Park Service to save the White Grass Dude Ranch demonstrates how the country can achieve a  proper balance in saving and reusing its historic legacy in a place of stunning beauty and critical environmental preservation issues.  The dude ranches were instrumental in proving that this land could be attractive to tourists visiting from the east.  The places that remain in telling that story deserve to be preserved.

So take a look at a few of the hundreds of photos I took at Grand Teton National Park – beginning with the Snake River shot below – and enjoy.

Here’s a view from Mormon Row.  A colleague says this is the most photographed barn in the entire National Park system!

The following are several shots of the restoration work underway at White Grass Dude Ranch.

A view of the valley floor from the top of the mountain above Teton Village.

More to come…

DJB

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