Tetons Natl Park by waswisgirl1, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
After getting through the Wind River, I made it to the Tetons and camped in Tetons National Park.
As I left to hike a few miles, I ran into a couple in an RV that told me that they had been to all of the sites in the Tetons and Yellowstone…I was amazed that they could hike that much. When I said so, they told me that they had driven to all of the sites!
I had a great time hiking up to the alpine lakes, and couldn’t believe it when I came across a mother moose and her calf. I backed away carefully just as someone pushed past me with their camera to take a picture. I warned them that moose could be dangerous, and she told me to shut up..I hope for her sake she got her picture safely..but if not, she certainly would learn just how protective a mother moose could be..
Wind River Natl Forest, by waswisgirl1, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
After Devils Tower, I unfortunately listened to the advice of a very nice lady at a State Info Center, and on my way to the Tetons and Yellowstone, took a treacherous trip down a windy narrow canyon road under construction..and stopped at a Wind River Canyon campground, in the Bridger-Teton National Forest since I was exhausted. I was traveling by myself, so I always chatted to families and camped near them..which worked very well.
The wind whipped up something awful, thus the reason for the canyon being called the Wind River..I kept a hammer with me for pounding stakes into desert/hard packed dirt camping spots, and kept pounding those stakes in as furiously as I could, as other tents and camping equipment blew by me. The wind was howling so bad, some people’s tents blew down the ridge we were perched on top of. At the end of the wind tunnel rush, my tent was the only one still standing…on to the Tetons!