Grand Tetons hike continues

In the last post we were enjoying the wonderful views of the small lily-filled lake and the mountains. A few minutes later the trail turned to the east and the terrain changed. We lost the shade of the forest and the heat of the afternoon hit us.


It probably didn't help that the surroundings were dry and mostly brown, but it sure felt like I was hitting the water bottle much more often out here now.


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So very dry.


Not colorless  or boring though:




Just a huge difference from the wet lushness of the lake.

Soon though we heard something...


...it was coming from up ahead. Things are greening up... what is it?


It's the refreshing gurgle of gently-flowing water!


This was another nice change of scenery -- our hike was really living up to our expectations!

The only downside to the day was the need to clap, yell, sing, (or bang a stick on stuff) every few seconds. What I really wanted to do was hike in silence, enjoying the sounds of Nature. Darn bears need to ruin everything, don't they?

We got our chance to enjoy some sounds very soon though... more on that later. (And hopefully I can get some video put together so you can hear what I'll be talking about.)

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Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (September 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM)  

My question is: Did you ever see a bear?!? Can't wait to find out.

botanied  – (September 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM)  

We saw a couple of moose near the Tetons, actually at the Schwabacher landing area when we were there. It was pretty amazing (and a bit scary knowing that bears might be around too).

--Sarit

Alan  – (September 19, 2013 at 9:17 AM)  

Gerhard: will you stop reading if I tell you that we never did see a bear? If so, then what I just said was completely hypothetical.

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