Drive To The Grand Teton National Park

September 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

We left at 4am and drove to Yellowstone Lake to watch the sunrise.  Gull Point Drive was a very beautiful area and we hope to return while we are here.  We continued south into John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and highly recommend the dirt road to Grassy Lake Reservoir.  It is not maintained and is incredibly beautiful full of willow marshes, pine and spruce forests, and spotted with several small lakes.  A Red Tailed Hawk grabbed a Uinta Ground Squirrel near us and flew up into a tree to eat it.  It stayed there for a very long time.  This is the photo I have used in todays blog.  Look at the hawks tail feathers and you can see the squirrel.  It was shot through the branches so there is some blur on the edges.  We also saw Belted Kingfishers, a Bald Eagle, and a few little birds.  We had been looking for moose, but didn't find any.  From there we drove into the Grand Tetons National Park seeing some White Pelicans and Mule Deer.  It had been a seven hour drive and we needed to head back so didn't spend any more time in the Tetons.  It was an extra long drive due to two main roads in Yellowstone being closed.  On the way back we watched a coyote pouncing for his afternoon snack, a pair of Trumpeter swans preening on a mud bank, Pronghorn, Bison, and a huge male Elk with a large harem of females.


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