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  • Day1

    Jackson Hole

    May 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Pünktlich um 18.45 gings weiter von Denver, zum eigentlichen Start unserer Tour, nach Jackson Hole. Nach gut einer Stunde, über weite Ebenen und schneebedeckte Berge, landeten wir tatsächlich zusammen mit unserem Gepäck in Jackson. Mietwagen abholen ging fix, kurz eingecheckt im Motel "Antler Inn", gabs zum Abschluss eines langen Tages noch Burger mit Country Live Musik.Read more

  • Day160

    Ciao wüste, hallo rockie mountains

    August 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Ein kleines update zu den letzten tagen :D

    Alsooo... den 7. august haben wir eigentlich sehr erfolglos verbracht, dafür aber extrem nervenaufreibend. Wir haben die sorgen „wie kommen wir von Calgary nach Vancouver“ mit ach und krach eliminieren können und sind aus der wüste raus, also sehr positiv für uns :D

    Wir hatten die Wahl, 13 Stunden Busfahrt mit 15 Haltestopps oder 1,5 Stunden Flug- Preisdifferenz: 50 €. Ist klar was wir genommen haben oder :D es ist echt erstaunlich, dass man in kanada zwischen 2 eigentlich nicht so weit entfernten Orten solange im Flieger sitzen muss wie von Köln nach Venedig. Der Plan hat sich zwar jetzt um 1 Tag verschoben, das heißt wir bleiben bis zum 22.8. in calgary und fliegen dann nach vancouver, wo wir vom 22.-29. ein airbnb haben. Gott sei dank konnten wir die beiden Unterkünfte entsprechend anpassen und haben damit sogar 15 € gespart- yeeeeyyy :D eine weitere option war noch einen Mietwagen zu nehmen und dann selber nach vancouver zu fahren, was ich sehr cool gefunden hätte, allerdings verlangen die autoverleihfirmen eine gebühr von mindestens 700 kanadischen Dollars für die Überführung zurück von vancouver nach Calgary und das geht garnicht :D

    Zwischen kuhweiden und riesigen Salzseen (das ist natürlich kein schnee in dem 2. video, sondern Salz) in Salt Lake City konnten wir dann das ganze drama erstmal von der organisatorischen seite beenden und sind jetzt in der nähe des yellowstone nationalparks wo wir in 2 tagen 3 tage verbringen werden.

    Ansonsten haben wir nicht wirklich viel zu berichten, wir haben gestern den tag im regen und Gewitter an einem see gammelnd im auto verbracht un dexter gesuchtet, was sehr entspannt war :D und heute sind wir endlich nach gefühlt ewigkeiten wieder in den Genuss einer dusche gekommen. Außer einer provisorischen „Wilddusche“ in form einer Sonnendusche auf der kuhweide gab es nämlich keine alternativen für uns.

    Jetzt, geduscht und bald wieder mit frischen Klamotten, werden wir uns irgendwo hier in den bergen niederlassen und vielleicht schon mal anfangen auszumisten, da wir nicht alles wieder mitnehmen können. Blöderweise haben wir auch kein Handgepäck bei unserem flug von calgary nach Vancouver, wir werden ein zusätzliches Gepäckstück aufgeben müssen, wofür wir noch einen Koffer brauchen werden. Den werde ich im kanadischen eBay Kleinanzeigen suchen wenn wir in calgary sind. Koffer können ja nie schaden und für unseren Rückflug nach Deutschland hätten Vermutlich sowieso einen weiteren Koffer gebraucht da wir unsere ganzen Winterklamotten diesmal nicht Am Körper tragen können :D

    Auf unserem Plan stehen jetzt aber erstmal noch 3 Nationalparks, davon 2 extrem coole. Bei dem anderen bin ich mir noch nicht so sicher :D

    Euch allen ein schönes Wochenende :D

    Ps: ich habe heute gelernt dass Asiaten und/oder alte Menschen sich benehmen können wie das allerletzte. Bei der ersten Gruppe wusste ich das ja schon aber dass alte Menschen (60+) so eklig sein können wusste ich wirklich nicht. Und es waren nicht mal Russen 😭.
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  • Day36

    Von Elchen und Bisons

    June 11 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Eigentlich war der Grand Teton National Park nur eingeplant um die lange Strecke bis zum Yellowstone zu überbrücken ... Wer hätte gedacht, dass es hier doch ganz besonders sein würde!
    Wir sind erst seit gestern Nachmittag da und haben schon mehrere Elche (die haben noch längere Gesichter als ich dachte!), Bisons (eine ganze Herde) und drei Bären gesehen, letztere direkt am Straßenrand. Leider haben wir keine Ahnung, ob das Grizzlys oder Schwarzbären waren - da sind wir nach Kanada hoffentlich schlauer 😉. Auf jeden Fall ist es hier ganz anders als in den bisherigen Nationalparks. Ein bisschen so, wie wir uns Kanada vorstellen: etwas kühler (heute nur 21 Grad max), sehr grün, viele Nadelbäume, hohe Berge, blaue Seen und eben - jede Menge Tiere!Read more

  • Day35

    Auf den Spuren der ganz Großen

    June 10 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Bevor wir uns heute auf eine unserer längsten Etappen in den USA gemacht haben, hatten wir noch den Vormittag um durch den Dino-Nationalpark zu schlendern. Unfassbar, was es zu sehen gab! Immer wieder in Stein konservierte Spuren von Dinosauriern, immer wieder Dinosaurierknochen, natürlich ein ganzes Skelett im Visitor Center - und alles wohl wirklich „echt“ viele Millionen Jahre alt. Da wird Erdgeschichte lebendig ...Read more

  • Day9

    On Safari, Grand Tetons

    June 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    5.50 AM pick up in an 8 seat off road van, equipped with high powered binoculars and spotting scopes all from Jackson Eco Tours. From the outset it appeared that we had a great guide Chelsea, extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. We picked up another couple Paula and Tome from Jackson Lodge and we were on our way.

    These guide are in 2 way comms with each other so they can compare and share locations of the very elusive wildlife. Our first spotting was pronghorn (Antelope) and we were truly lucky to see the doe in full flight chasing a Kyote away from her fawn. This was a very rare event and something that Chelsea had not even seen. In the same place a lone Bison.

    We received a call to get to a second location where there were several moose. A Bull feeding on cress in the creek and several cows, one with calf grazing. We saw seven of these in total. Next were a pair of Elk beside the road very close up. We saw Prairie Dogs, ground Squirrels, Crane and dear, but the Grizzlys and Black bears eluded us much to Carls dismay.

    We hunted up hill and down dale and even sacrificed ourselves to Mosquitos, Chelsea went to extraordinary lengths to find them but just not happening today.

    Light breakfast was supplied and we had a great picnic lunch provided when we stopped on the shore of Jackson Lake. On our last stop I offered to photograph to guys touring on mountain bikes. As it turned out it was an aussie father and son who were competing in the Bamff to Mexico Great Divide bike ride. What an amazing feat.

    8 hours of value and information, we had some great laughs with the other couple exchanging various stories. Thanks to Eco Tours for a spectacular day.

    Back in Jackson we caught the free shuttle back into town for some shopping, browsing and a coffee before a light meal.
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  • Day5

    Jackson Hole

    May 23 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    We went from Twin Falls in the morning to Shoshone Falls. This waterfall exceeded our expectations. We went for a short walk to explore the view from all angles. After a quick lunch in the car we continued our trip towards Craters of the Moon national Monument and Preserve (a flood basalt area/lava stone field). We spent around 2h there and experienced all kinds of weather at once: rain, snow, strong winds, sun, etc. Nils took some nice drone shots but the wind defeated him and the drone gave up and crashed from about 2m (it’s still working though). After freezing our fingers off we spent some more hours on the road, passing the world’s first nuclear-powered city as well as some sketchy signs from the U.S government. After some googling we later discovered that this was one of the largest nuclear testing area in the world, which was about 20 miles along the road. On the way to Jackson Hole and our motel we AGAIN experienced snow and hard conditions. We drove up a mountain with very steep and icy roads (remember that we rented a car in California, i.e. with summer tires.....). It was a weird feeling driving up the mountain with summer tired while skiiers and snowboarders prepared themselves for a day in the slope. We arrived to our motel in the evening and then went for grocery shopping to get dinner and to prepare lunch for the next two days.
    In total we drove around 420 km this day.
    Tomorrow: Yellowstone!
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  • Day19

    Independance Day, Jackson Hole, USA

    July 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Le 4 juillet, pour la fête nationale qui commémore l'indépendance des États-Unis, nous avons vu un défilé, un guns fight (un faux combat de pistolets entre cowboys), un feu d'artifices.

    C'était bien.

    Amélie
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  • Day20

    Jackson Hole, USA

    July 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Nous sommes allés voir un rodéo.

    Il y avait beaucoup d'épreuves :
    - rester le plus longtemps possible sur un cheval sauvage.
    - rester le plus longtemps possible sur un taureau sauvage.
    - attraper un veau au lasso depuis un cheval
    - immobiliser un veau le plus rapidement possible, en l'attrapant par les cornes et en le forçant à s'agenouiller.

    Amélie
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  • Day31

    Trek America - Jackson

    May 20, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    We woke feeling refreshed and warm after our sleep in the cabin, giving us somewhere warm and dry to recharge.

    The day was less intense than previous days, with us heading into Jackson at late morning with everyone taking advantage of a well deserved lie-in. Historically Jackson was a frontier town of cowboys and gun fights and the buildings around the town's square have been preserved making you feel like you are on the set of a spaghetti western. Shops offered cowboy hats, fringed leather jackets and boots and the square is bordered by archways made from the antlers of male elks who shed these. Nowadays it is a thriving tourist town due to its history and availability of rafting in summer and skiing in the winter.

    After lunch we went white water rafting on the Snake River with its Grade 3 Rapids as well as calm stretches of water allow us to watch the scenery and catch our breath.

    It was still a pretty cold day but with our attractive wet suits we were kept warm enough. We met our raft instructor, Ian, at the river and we were given the option of sitting at the front of the boat where the full force of the rapids would be felt. Alex and Mattie immediately raised their hands. There was also the chance to 'ride the bull', which meant sitting on the front edge of the boat whilst dangling your legs over the edge and holding into the two hand straps. This is not easy, especially when the waves hit you face first. The aim is to hold on for as long as you can and try not to get swept into the thundering rapids around you.

    At one point Ian told us we had reached a spot where we could swim in the river. Alex was first to jump in with Mattie following behind. Soon the whole group decided to have a swim but it wasn't long before everyone was clambering back into the boat to escape the freezing water. The funniest moment was when we were all safely back in the boat but Seokgyeong lost his balance and fell straight back in! The group was in fits of laughter. Only this could happen to Seokgyeong, who is fast becoming the group's comedian without even meaning to. The rapids were great and we had such an amazing time.

    After showering and getting ready we all went out to the Snake River Brewery for dinner. It was a relief from camp cooking with most opting for the large bison burger and locally brewed beer.

    What a great day it has been, lots of laughs and feeling very happy to be part of a great group, who are really starting to gel. Kim came up with the title TATA (Trek America Team Adventure) after the Bunsen hike in Yellowstone, which has now stuck. We wish we were spending more time in Jackson but we are on the move again tomorrow, heading further south into Utah.
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  • Day31

    Thank God for self-catering.

    August 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Once the roadworks were in the rear view mirrors the mountains of the Grand Teton National Park became an unavoidable spectacle. It seemed every 5 minutes there was a lookout to admire a slightly different view - with Jackson Lake in the foreground, with flood terracing, with Mormon barns ...
    Admittedly whichever you chose the picture would be amazing. Unfortunately the one chosen had no facilities at all - need the toilet. The visitor centre was the obvious next choice & it didn't let us down. In to the bargain there was a presentation of what the Tetons had to offer. The friendly rangers provided ample maps, advice on walks, parking issues... Checked in at our accommodation - very nice & self catering. Chilled & then faced the prospect of shopping. When put in the context of saving a dollop of cash it became more appealing. The sour faced cashier, having dealt with a weird yank, suddenly cheered up when seeing my Hadjuk Split top - he was from Serbia. There's no love lost between the 2 countries but clearly he was itching to talk football in this country of heathens. Then he drops the bombshell - when finding out we were from Liverpool he added, that his team was Manchester - could be bad, could be shameful - United. Oh dear. He appologised - I jokingly said he should be - I wasn't joking. Nice to talk to someone who appreciates the good things in life - even if they've made some bad life choices. Anyway, breakfast & tea were sorted for the next 2 days. Result. Little look around town - arches of antlers & the National Elk Reserve - curious. Jackson seems a very typical ski resort town. Nice enough though.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Jackson, جاكسون, جکسون، وایومینگ, JAC, 잭슨, 83001, Джексон, Џексон, جیکسن، ویومنگ, 杰克逊

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