After a small car issue, we got on our way to Grand Teton National Park! The mountains are breathtaking and we saw almost every breed of wildlife daily (except bears, thankfully). Apparently it’s best to visit the Tetons and Yellowstone post busy season (June–mid August) because the animals start emerging when the big crowds go away.
What I won’t soon forget about the Tetons: Tent camping for our first two nights in bear country—especially at Atherton Lake in Teton National Forest. Wish I hadn’t asked the camp host about bear activity just before we went to bed. He said “Oh the grizzlies don’t usually bother us. We see them every night down by the lake; they come onto camp every now and then, but they usually just come up and eat off of these berry bushes (points to berry bushes SURROUNDING our tent) and leave.” Can you say sleepless night?! Needless to say, we slept in the car in Yellowstone—that’s why Clyde built the sleeping platform, thank goodness. I lost 5 years of my life tenting in the Tetons.