The final part of our trip was driving to Jackson, WY and having morning rafting experience down the Snake River, followed by a hike into the Cascade Canyon Trail. The drive down was beautiful, the Grand Tetons are absolutely grand, and they dominate the landscape. Every picture I took of them seemed like something out of a painting.
The first afternoon we were in Jackson, we went up Josie’s Ridge, where we got a great view of the city, and watched a helicopter hauling timber around, which was really neat. We splurged and had by far the most expensive meal of the trip, at the Gun Barrel restaurant, and it was worth every penny. I wish they had t-shirts.
This area was the perfect capstone for an absolutely fantastic trip. I can’t wait to someday just spend an entire vacation at each one of these places, because it feels like this trip just gave us the highlights of an area, and I’d dearly love to explore South Dakota, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons even more. Some places just have to be experienced, because no matter how hard one tries, it’ll never truly capture the feeling of it all.