Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Amy's trip to Wyoming, Part II

A few days later, we went for a hike around Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National park. I had gotten some sleep and was feeling considerably better than I did on the drive up to Wyoming:

This sign explains that Jenny Lake is named after the Shoshone wife of Beaver Dick Leigh, a trapper who served as a guide for the U.S. Territorial Survey expedition which explored and mapped the area in 1872. It also explains that the lake was created by a glacier. I think it's sweet that this fur trapper got a lake named after his wife.

Here is Johnny with his buddies Jason and Dave. Johnny is on the far right:

Wyoming has such amazing, sweeping panoramas, but it also has so many beautiful little details. It feels like it is literally bursting with life - so many plants and animals! Here are some details of plants that I took while walking around in the neighborhood where we were staying. This first picture has sprinklers spraying through the flowers.

Here is one of those great, sweeping panoramas:

This is Johnny, off on an exploration wading through the Snake River.

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