Day 7: Wednesday,
August 7, 2002
We made it to Grand Teton by
the afternoon. It was a beautiful day, as the sun was setting in the west.
We had the best burgers at Billy's
in downtown Jackson Hole. The key ingredient was their sweet, grilled purple
We started the day in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Their downtown area was just like an old country western town.
Last time Christina was here was for her senior
year high school ski trip eight years ago.
went to Teton Village, between Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, to
check out the half-price sales on ski equipment. Skiing is one of Johannes'
Johannes and the car with the Teton range in
See the white ribbons from the wedding on the
side mirrors? We used to have a "Just Married" sign that Annie,
Christina's sister, made for us, but it died in the a rainstorm in Washington.
A beautiful, serene valley in
the park where elk and moose usually roam.
of the distinguishing characteristics of the Teton Range is the jagged razor
edges of the mountains you see to the left. One reason for this is that it is
North America's youngest mountain range, rising from the earth's crust between
2 and 13 million years ago. Therefore, they have been subject to less erosional
forces than other, older ranges. Another reason is that they are made of very
hard granite, instead of
deer stopped munching on its grasses to give us a nod hello.
Sunset behind the
fence by the roadside
arrived in Yellowstone long after the sun had gone down.
softer sedimentary rock, which can easily be eroded. Lastly, they have been
sculpted by the movement of glaciers, which create dramatic grooves and steep