Colter Bay......From the Shores of Jackson Lake
So where is Colter Bay? It's just off of US Highway 191 aka Highway 287 aka John D Rockefeller Jr Parkway, just north of the Grand Tetons Oxbow Bend. This small fishing village sits on the shore of Jackson Lake and is outside of the National Park.
So we were headed out to the skinny strip of land that separates the marina from the cove and the open water.
We love the tree-lined trail! We realized right away that this is quite a place.
We saw an amphitheater and remnants of a teepee.
It already looks amazing and we don't even have nice skies.
The skinny peninsula that we're standing on is connected to the tree-lined shore to our right and is only connected to the larger wooded property in front of us by a small sandbar. I wish we had time to walk out there, but sunset is quickly approaching, a storm is lurking in the distance, AND we haven't had dinner yet!
So, we'll just have to be content with this view for today.
This protected bay or cove area has nice smooth water which is great for reflections, which I love. And jumping too, I guess......
Always trying different angles.
My peeps love to stack rocks. They've left their calling card on plenty of beaches.
Looks Amazing! Father - Child
As expected, the water is crystal clear and full of plenty of rocks - all sizes and shapes. Build your own stack! Have Fun!
We decided we better head back toward the marina. The water on the other side of the skinny peninsula was even smoother.
I would call it GLASS!
This little boat house, with all the kayaks and canoes lined up, reminded me of the Steve Martin movie 'Cheaper By The Dozen 2'.
The boats, the water, the pines, the mountains.......this town has just about everything a photographer would want.
We grabbed as many photos as we could while trying to hustle back to our car.
The impending storm seems imminent!
Even though we were hustling, we noticed quite a few trees down - beavers?
We didn't spend much time in the town. We noticed a camp ground, a lodge, a laundromat and a couple of restaurants. Looks like the kind of place where you would go to just get away from it all. Relax. Enjoy some hiking and cruising the large scenic lake.
We had dinner at Jackson Resort. We hoped to eat in the nice restaurant, but it had a long wait, so we opted for the diner. It was like a classic 1950s style diner with bar stools lining an extensive counter plus a few tables around the perimeter. The food was okay. Nothing to make note of, but we filled our bellies and were off to the lodge.
We returned to Signal Lodge, where we stayed our first night and got checked into our cabin. The office clerk warned us that a mother bear and her cubs had just been spotted in the camp area. We were excited and kept our eyes peeled for a sighting. This is what happened to my lookouts.......
Needless to say, we did not find any bears.
My husband likes a cool room and had already pre-warned us that he would be keeping the window open tonight. YIKES! Better Layer Up!
Needless to say......they were not impressed with my jammies, actually, they were quite entertained. Glad I can help!
GOOD NIGHT TETONS!
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