Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Teton National Park

Common Ground recently went to Teton National Park- one of the most beautiful national parks around. While there, we were able to swim in Jackson Lake at the base of the the Teton mountain range, which is known for its lack of foothills and its high jagged peaks. The water was spectacular and the views were very impressive. We were able to enjoy the views even more by rafting a section of the Snake River the next day, which runs along the base of the mountains. With the Tetons and the bald eagles above our heads and elk and pronghorn along the shore, the rafting was the highlight of the trip. We spent the evenings roasting marshmallows around a nice toasty campfire, watching the sunset fall over the knife-like peaks of the Teton Mnt. Range. The memories of this trip will stay firm in our hearts for years to come.

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Roasting some hot dogs for dinner

A bald eagle!

This is why they call it the "scenic" section of the Snake

Cooling off a bit in the water

Spectacular views

Learning about the region's amazing terrain

We had some great views right from out tents

Having fun!

Pounding some stakes in

Spending time with friends

And making new friends!