Grand Teton NP is an amazing area. First of all, you have buffalo jams on the road out of the campground almost every day. They seem to have taken off the weekend, but were back bright and early Monday morning.
The first thing I did was the hike to Taggart Lake. I love hikes like this that are out in the open, where you can see the scenery, instead of just tromping through the woods. I can thank a 1985 forest fire for this gorgeous view.
I had barely gone a quarter mile up the trail when this moose crossed the trail right in front of me. Scared me half to death! By the time I recovered enough to get my camera out, he was pretty far away. His antlers were very small, so he must have been an adolescent.
Before going to Taggart Lake, I took a detour to Bradley Lake, thinking two lakes were better than one. Wrong! This is the best view you can get. Can't they cut down a couple trees? Or maybe they need another forest fire.
But here's the lake I came for. Taggart Lake is well worth the hike. A beautiful scene with the Tetons in the background.
For years I have seen pictures of this barn on Mormon Row in the park. I finally got to take my own. But wait! Where are the tripod holes? There is almost always a great shot hidden somewhere.
Could this be it? I see muddy photographers' footprints.
Hmmm... Not too bad.
I also found this old roofless cabin fixer-upper.
Needs a lot of work, but what a great view!