Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

One June, my son, daughter and I took a wagon train trip from Jackson Hole through the Grand Tetons. We could ride in a covered wagon (no springs), horseback or walk. When we got to each camping site, portapotties were set up, tents were pitched and our meal was being cooked. Yes, it was easy but we could just enjoy the scenery and each other without worrying about anything else. The reason this trip was so important to me is because it was the last trip my children and I took together. Eight months later my 28-year old daughter died of cancer. Of course, we had no idea at the time it would come so fast and so furious. So my last memories of us together in a beautiful place mean the world to me.

Sincerely,
NANCY HOLLIS

Grand Teton National Park

This spectacular destination preserves a dramatic stretch of the Teton Range bordering the Snake River. One of the unusual features of these distinctive mountains is the absence of foothills, meaning that there are no smaller mountains blocking the view. The park also features glacier-carved lakes, a historic district of weathered buildings made by 19th century Mormon homesteaders, and an abundance of wildlife large and small, including nearly 1,000 bison that roam the grassy fields in herds.

State(s): Wyoming

Established: 1929

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