The Grand Teton towers over Jackson Hole. It rises over 7000 feet off the valley floor, the highest point in the 40 mile long Teton Range. The range severs as the western border to the valley below known as Jackson Hole. In 1929 Grand Teton National Park was established, protecting only the major peaks of the Teton Range. Conservationists led by John D. Rockefeller Jr. started purchasing land in the valley which was eventually added to the national park. The park is said to be an “almost pristine ecosystem and the same species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric times can still be found there” today.
The Grand Teton is the focal point dominating the entire valley. It is widely photographed by the folks visiting the area. It becomes mesmerizing, hard not to notice it where ever you go in the valley. It seems like one of those museum portraits, wherever you are it is always looking at you.
M.E., Meredith and I traveled from Jenny Lake up to Jackson Lake a little more than half way along the Teton Range stopping often to take pictures of the ever present Teton. This is the last post from our visit with Meredith in Jackson Hole. I’m posting some of my favorite photos of the mountain. The pictures will be numbered, please comment on you favorite one.