|Even with the crowds, that lodge is worth a quick peek. Did you see pictures of the inside? I'll send you a picture if I can find one. It is amazing. I cannot bear summer crowds. The best retirement gift from teaching is the ability to travel during the school year, particularly spring and fall. Teton park isn't bad until the July 4th weekend...but we had left by then. The Tetons hasn't quite the drama of Yellowstone but there is magnificent mountain scenery, lakes, forests and great wildlife. We hiked up on both grizzly and moose...a little too close for comfort...but great sightings. The buffalo were wonderful and we had whole herds all to ourselves. I'm really curious as to where all you went during your 4 weeks in Montana/Wyoming. I don't think we will go back to Yellowstone. I've been there a few times. Best was in the fall with the elk in full rack and the rusty colors of the grasses. It has taken me a while to forgive the park service for letting so much of the park burn. It was a real tragedy of poor forest management. That kind of devastating wild fire is not natural. Fires are of course; but years of letting the undergrowth flourish by surpressing the low ground fires that are natural, allowed the larger fire reach the crowns of the trees.
Evelynn : )
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