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Updated Sep 30, 2012 - a Stewards of the Earth Mission

Yellowstone-Grand Tetons Healing Journey

Setting up Ceke lines to Hawaii, Great Kiva, South America & Europe; R&R in Jackson, Grand Tetons National Park, Snake River rafting

 

FROM HAIKU, MAUI

 

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Now, here’s another thought to ponder… These gorgeous mountains are only about 40 miles long, like a wrinkle on the horizon despite their 12,500 ft peaks. They were an "afterthought" that Mother Earth created after the last Yellowstone Supervolcano explosion, according to our guide. Sadly, if Yellowstone blows up again - the entire Grand Tetons will be pulverized in the process. Which is in part why and what our Yellowstone healing ceremony was hoping to help prevent (see Yellowstone Healing Ceremony (Sep 13, 2012).

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Yellowstone-Grand Tetons Healing Journey

Setting up Ceke lines to Hawaii, Great Kiva, South America & Europe; R&R in Jackson, Grand Tetons National Park

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4th Day: Grand Tetons National Park

YELLOWSTONE, WY Sep 14 - The French trappers who gave the Grand Tetons their name knew what they were talking about. At least when it comes to the Grand-part.  As for the Tetons-part - Tits in English, Tetas in Spanish - it just goes to show what lonely men dream of and can see through the morning haze, such as in the two panoramic pictures shown above.

As for Elizabeth and I, we had to meet our guide in Jackson at 6:15 AM.  Which meant we had to leave our condo in Driggs by 5:30AM, drive across the treacherous Teton Pass at night, and then descent into the valley where Jackson Hole lies as the day was stirring and the dawn spreading from the east. We were handsomely awarded for the effort. As soon as we passed the Teton Pass summit, we saw the most gorgeous new (old) moon I have ever seen. There was not enough light nor time to stop and take a picture. But this is an approximation of what it looked like.

The whole of the moon's globe was aglow, not just the sliver of the last of the moon's cycle.

We went on with our guide and another couple from Texas on four-hour tour that was full of magic. It was wonderful to see the day awakening and the animals stirring with the Grand Tetons as a backdrop. 

Now, here’s another thought to ponder… These gorgeous mountains are only about 44 miles long, like a wrinkle on the horizon despite their 12,500 ft peaks. They were an "afterthought" that Mother Earth created after the last Yellowstone Supervolcano explosion, according to our guide.  There is apparently a fault line underneath the Grand Tetons that's capable of producing big 6.5 to 7.0 magnitude earthquakes every 200 years or so (right shot).  Sadly, if Yellowstone blows up again - the entire Grand Tetons will be pulverized in the process. Which is in part why and what our Yellowstone healing ceremony was hoping to help prevent (see Yellowstone Healing Ceremony (Sep 13, 2012).

 

Here's a photo album from that magical morning...

Grand Tetons Photo Album

An Osprey in its nest. They migrate all the way to Cuba!

Elk looking for breakfast.

It was 28F and our guide (from Florida) wore flip-flops!

First rays of sun on the mountain

Typical road sign in the Park

The moose that caused a traffic jam at dawn!

"Moosing around" :-)

Ditto!

Majestic sunrise!

Haze from forest fire up north mixed with morning mist

There is a deer somewhere there between the trees

Ethereal!

Ice sparkles on grass

Proghorn Antelopes grazing in the field

Majestic and ethereal! (Jenny Lake)

Another Antelope

From a Jackson gallery visit - a famous Mama Bear and her three cubs

With thermos bottles - souvenir-gifts from the tour.

 

TO BE CONTINUED...

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