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#11
Great time of year to visit these regions. Those photos of the Uintas are spectacular.
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#12
Grand Teton National Park (Part 1)

I've spent a week or so in the Jackson, WY, and Grand Teton National Park area (and am still here as of writing this). What a gorgeous place! Great free camping nearby, too (see http://freecampsites.net; I've stayed at both the one near town and the one east of the park and both are great). Most of these pics are from a 55-mile loop hike I did that started and ended at the Taggart Lake Trailhead, went up Paintbrush Canyon, went south along the Teton Crest Trail, and then cut back east along Granite Canyon.

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Above: The Tetons in the morning from near the Taggart Lake Trailhead

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Above: Reflection of Grand Teton in a lake

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Above: Looking down toward Leigh Lake and Jackson Lake from Paintbrush Canyon

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Above: The view from near the Paintbrush Divide. Mt. Moran is on the left, Mt. Woodring (I think) is on the right.

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Above: Grand Teton as seen from below the west side of the Paintbrush Divide

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Above: Grand Teton from Cascade Creek

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Above: Grand Teton again from Cascade Creek

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Above: Big ol' bull moose

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Above: Grand Teton (middle) and Middle Teton (right) from near Hurricane Pass
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#13
Grand Teton National Park (Part 2)

Too many pics for one post!

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Above: Closeup of the Schoolroom Glacier

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Above: Grand Teton from the southwest-ish

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Above: Looking back at the Teton Crest from near Mount Meek Pass

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Above: The Teton Crest Trail past Spearhead Peak

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Above: A small black bear in Granite Canyon

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Above: View from the Snake River Overlook

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Above: One last look at the Tetons from the east
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#14
very cool. I did pretty much the same loop in 1975. memories. highdesertranger
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#15
Yellowstone (Part 1)

I spent a couple of days in Yellowstone after leaving Jackson and before climbing Granite Peak, the tallest mountain in Montana.

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Above: The river near my free campsite between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National PArks.

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Above: Old Faithful

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Above: Waterfalls near Midway Geyser Basin

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Above: Grand Prismatic Spring

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Above: Gibbon Falls

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Above: Porcelain Basin

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Above: Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces

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Above: Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces

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Above: Coyote

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Above: Petrified tree
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#16
Yellowstone (Part 2)

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Above: Traffic jam

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Above: Traffic jam

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Above: Tower Fall

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Above: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone from Artist Point

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Above: Bear print on the boardwalk

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Above: Black Pool in West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Above: Kayakers in Yellowstone Lake at Fishing Hole Geyser in West Thumb Geyser Basin
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#17
Hiking Granite Peak (12,808'; highest point in Montana) – Part 1

After exploring Yellowstone, I headed out of the northeast entrance, camped on national forest land near Cooke City, and woke up at 3 am to start my hike of Granite Peak. It's 28 miles round trip and 4500' feet of elevation gain and is usually done in multiple days, but I wanted to see if I could do it in one. It took 16 hours, but I did it. Success! 

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Above: Boondocking at an old cabin site near the trailhead

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Above: An old cabin at the trailhead

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Above: A waterfall along the approach

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Above: Heading cross-country

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Above: Upper Aero Lake

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Above: Granite Peak and the final approach basin to its southwest face

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Above: Down in the basin

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Above: A closer look at the face. The route I took is called the Southwest Couloir. It follows a steep couloir (gully) up the left side of the face

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Above: What's left of the Sky Top Glacier. Plus some icebergs.

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Above: Getting closer to the face now. Had to traverse under it to the left.
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Hiking Granite Peak (12,808'; highest point in Montana) – Part 2

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Above: The crux of the route: An icy corner with a fixed rope

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Above: Inside the couloir

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Above: Looking out over the high basin/valley from near the top

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Above: The summit!

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Above: Meltwater on a snowfield

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Above: A big ol' rock balanced on smaller rocks

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Above: Looking back on the way out

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Above: Mountain goats!
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#19
Nice country. I picked up your book on Kindle. I always like to see how other people sort out their rigs and you have some great ideas. I'd really like to get an SUV in the next year or so, as a travel vehicle and backup to my work truck. I'll need something a little bigger as I want it to serve multiple purposes and be able to tow my various trailer with it also. But one of the main things is I want to be able to make shorter, or sometimes long trips but with rougher roads in it and be able to sleep in it so I don't have to always take my cargo trailer. Keep getting out there and maybe one day we'll run into each other in a canyon or on a river or something.
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SUV_RVing (09-07-2016)
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(09-06-2016, 10:06 PM)masterplumber Wrote: Nice country. I picked up your book on Kindle. I always like to see how other people sort out their rigs and you have some great ideas. I'd really like to get an SUV in the next year or so, as a travel vehicle and backup to my work truck. I'll need something a little bigger as I want it to serve multiple purposes and be able to tow my various trailer with it also. But one of the main things is I want to be able to make shorter, or sometimes long trips but with rougher roads in it and be able to sleep in it so I don't have to always take my cargo trailer. Keep getting out there and maybe one day we'll run into each other in a canyon or on a river or something.

Do it! I have so much fun in mine. Bigger rigs definitely have certain advantages, but there's not much that can beat an SUV as far as ease and simplicity go. I've spent about 60 nights in mine so far this year and couldn't be happier with the setup.
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