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March 24, 2009

{Day 41} Peak or Valleys

Theme #Peaks or Valleys
I couldn't think for any Grander Peak than my very own Grand Tetons that are right in my backyard, well give or take 50 miles. I have, when I was younger much younger climbed 2/3 of the way up the Grand, around Mt. Owen and all over Table Mountain (which is a favorite hiking spot from the Idaho side). Picture was taken Saturday, March 21st on a trip to Grand Targhee Ski Resort on the Idaho Side. There are more pictures taken of the Grand Tetons from the Idaho side that the Wyoming side due to the fact that the Idaho side is more photogenic.
The scenery is breath taking, numerous waterfalls, wild life galore, granite cliffs and the flora is outstanding.
Here is a little history of my favorite Mountain Range in the whole world -

The Grand Teton is the highest mountain within Grand Teton National Park, and at 13,770 feet (4197 m), the second highest in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The origin of the name is controversial. The most common explanation is that "Grand Teton" means "large teat" in French, named by either French-Canadian or Iroquois members of an expedition led by Donald McKenzie of the North West Company. However, other historians disagree, and claim that the mountain was named after the Teton Sioux tribe of Native Americans.

Link for the Teton Cam is right HERE if you want to see it in real time but bear in mind that the weather is always changing here in Idaho so you could be seeing just snowy, cloudy or stormy weather on the mountain. I LOVE these Peaks Ü

7 comments:

Chesney said...

I want those in my backyard, wish you could share! Stunning!

klsbear said...

Just breathtaking - how lucky you are to have that in your backyard. The live Teton-Cam is really cool too (looked snowy or cloudy when I checked in)

Danudin said...

That is a fantastic shot and the story and history add to it well! I was tempted to go to your link but I don't have time to sit and watch mountains, walking around making a nuisance of themselves, they are so slow! Great Post.

Madelaine said...

Gorgeous, stunning, fabulous, breathtaking & awe inspiring...that just about takes care of it!! Lucky you!

365photosin2009 said...

I echo everything Madelaine said.............

ellens365 said...

And I echo Julie! Love the link too.

mljrbg said...

Breathtaking is right. You captured the mountains beautifully. The peaks and valleys are gorgeous.