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Coles Canyon

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    • Day 30

      Trek America -Yellowstone NP to Jackson

      May 19, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Morale was low as we packed wet tents into our trailer and stood shivering around the camp stove. We had experienced wonder and elation during our time in Yellowstone but as the van pulled away and the sun crested the tree line (Canned Heat - On the road again playing on the stereo) we were happy to be on our way to warmer climes and new adventures.

      After leaving the boundaries of Yellowstone we moved into the Grand Teton National Park that sits just below. Here we saw the Teton mountain range rising dominant and snow capped before a plateau. We moved ever closer until we were directly under the feet of these giants. After lunch in the woods we hiked around a grey lake to squeeze between the cragged mountain face and the stony shoreline to find a thunderous waterfall hidden in the rock face. We took a boat back across the lake to our starting point, which was fortuitous as the heavens started to open and rain descended upon us once more.

      As we drove away and headed to our campsite in Jackson, it was on everyone's minds that we were facing another cold and wet night under canvas, which was still wet from the previous night's deluge. Lady Luck shone on us however as when we arrived we found that for a nominal fee we were able to upgrade to some basic cabins with bunk beds and a power outlet. Being off the cold ground and able to take a shower (this was not possible in Yellowstone due to the remote location) was an absolute blessing. Morale as raised to a giddy high and we slept like proverbial logs.
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