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A few pics from riding in the Tetons

Old 08-18-10, 06:29 PM
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A few pics from riding in the Tetons (added a few more)

So I'm in Jackson Hole (kinda my home away from home) for a week of riding and a wedding. This isn't Norcal related but I thought I'd post some pics here anyway.

The riding around here is a nice contrast from the Bay Area. You can easily do a 100-mile ride that's almost totally flat in the valley, then go kill yourself the next day climbing Teton Pass a few times (averages over 9% for 5 miles).

My Flickr account is messed up so I had to use attachments.

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National Elk Refuge and Sleeping Indian in the background. No elk now, only in fall/winter.
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Pronghorn Antelope and bison just off the road on a ride near Kelly, WY.
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Antelope Flats Road. One of the best places to road ride in the world.
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The Tetons
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Old 08-18-10, 07:56 PM
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Never rode there but I love the area. Thanks for the pictures.
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How bad are the headwinds though?
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That's some beautiful country. How did you choose the Tetons to go to?
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If you are still there, be sure and ride up Signal Mountain......great views, nice climb. Teton Pass is spectacular from the east side too.
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Very cool- thanks for posting! How does the riding compare to the Sierras/Death Ride country? Have a great trip!
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Originally Posted by Specialized2k10 View Post
How bad are the headwinds though?
The headwinds can be awful heading south in the valley. Nice tailwind going north though.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
That's some beautiful country. How did you choose the Tetons to go to?
I lived in JH from 98-04 and my girlfriend's mom lives in Wilson, which is at the base of Teton Pass. We usually visit once or twice a year.

This would be a great trip for your family, Henry. Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone are both amazing. The winter is awesome as well, assuming you like snow sports.
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Originally Posted by powpow View Post
We usually visit once or twice a year.
Lucky you.


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This would be a great trip for your family, Henry. Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone are both amazing. The winter is awesome as well, assuming you like snow sports.
I agree. It's one of the best trips we did with the kids. Nice campgrounds everywhere, wilderness campsites along Jackson Lake, beautiful hiking trails, wildlife everywhere, spectacular geothermal activity. These two parks have it all.
I have only seen the place in Spring and Summer. I hope I will someday visit during the winter.

When we went with the kids we drove all the way from the Bay Area, 14 hours straight. It a long one but also a nice way to see a different part of the country. Nevada is kind of boring but the southern part of Idaho offered some spectacular memories such as when a thunderstorm lit grass fires along the freeway. We could see the bolts hitting the ground and the grass being lit. A bit more frightening when we had to cross a wall of smoke though.

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looks like you have some nice weather to boot. i was there a few years ago and it was a bit cloudier.



enjoy your trip. and take more pictures!
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We drove through Yellowstone and past the GT in '80. Haven't been back since but jaw-droppingly dramatic country to be sure.

Thanks for the pics -- and do take more!
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Originally Posted by powpow View Post
I lived in JH from 98-04 and my girlfriend's mom lives in Wilson, which is at the base of Teton Pass. We usually visit once or twice a year.

This would be a great trip for your family, Henry. Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone are both amazing. The winter is awesome as well, assuming you like snow sports.
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Lucky you.




I agree. It's one of the best trips we did with the kids. Nice campgrounds everywhere, wilderness campsites along Jackson Lake, beautiful hiking trails, wildlife everywhere, spectacular geothermal activity. These two parks have it all.
I have only seen the place in Spring and Summer. I hope I will someday visit during the winter.

When we went with the kids we drove all the way from the Bay Area, 14 hours straight. It a long one but also a nice way to see a different part of the country. Nevada is kind of boring but the southern part of Idaho offered some spectacular memories such as when a thunderstorm lit grass fires along the freeway. We could see the bolts hitting the ground and the grass being lit. A bit more frightening when we had to cross a wall of smoke though.
We've driven to Omaha several times before... now that the kids are a little bigger, we might try camping next summer. I see the sign on I80 for Yellowstone and think, "that would be a great detour".
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OK, here are a few more. Went up into the park today and road Signal Mountain. Perfect weather, though a bit hazy from some fires in the area. The riding around here is just frickin' amazing.

Riding north with Mount Moran in the distance.

Moran by madadraw7, on Flickr


Riding by the Tetons

Tetons by madadraw7, on Flickr

The view from Signal Mountain

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Heading back toward the mountains.

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The ride back.

Moran2 by madadraw7, on Flickr

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Incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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