Sometimes two sisters in the same family can be quite different. That certainly is the case with my sister and me!
The same can be said of the two sister national parks of Wyoming, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Always together, bordering each other, they are so very very different. The largest of the two, Yellowstone is essentially the crater of a super volcano. If you want other-worldly sights of the the earth all manner of strange things, it’s the place to be. It’s also a great park for seeing lots of wildlife.
Grand Teton National Park, on the other hand is majestic granite peaks that seem to rise instantly from the floor of the freakishly flat known as Jackson Hole). There isn’t a spot in the valley from which you cannot see the mountain range. Note: that wasn’t entirely true for us this week, though, thanks to the smoke that had wafted over from Oregon and settled into the valley.
Since words are inadequate to describe each of the parks, here are a few photos…(email readers may need to click on over to the site).
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
One thing is certain: four days is not enough time to do both parks justice.
Never mind, dear sisters; I’ll be back.