March 13, 2010

Brrrr..... Beautiful

Grand Teton National Park (yes, the French Trappers named it after tatas) is the only national park with an airport in the middle. So, the landing and take-off views are amazing, if a bit surreal:

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The national park service has maintained Alaskan-style army snow-shoes from the 1940s that park visitors use, which contributes to the general lost-in-time feel of the undeveloped wilderness (that is occasionally interrupted by the 757s overhead):

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Every morning, I looked out my window to see this:

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The one day I was able to ski, it was a white-out. But I did manage to sneak in a few views of the entire valley from the mountain between the fog and snow patches:

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And, it seemed like every day, no matter where we went, we were presented with a majestic view of one sort or another:

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I'm not normally the kind of person who loves the winter. But I must admit, there was something very calming about the constant stark beauty of the cold and the muffling quiet from the snow.

I heart Grand Teton National Park.

2 comments:

香蕉哥哥 said...
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Arvay said...

That looks cold!

Haha!