FROM HAIKU, MAUI
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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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5th Day: Jenny Lake
JACKSON HOLE, WY Sep 15 - This (Sat, Sep 15) was supposed to be our "do nothing" R&R day. After five days of being on the run most of the time, we thought we would just veg out. But it was not to be. And thank God for that...
Elizabeth wanted to go to Jackson, Wyoming, to a flea market and to some other shops. That’s a 45-minute drive across the Teton mountains from where we are staying in Idaho. When we reached the top of the Teton Pass and looked down toward Jackson, the whole valley including the town of Jackson was enveloped in thick smoke. It was blowing in from a northern wildfire in the Yellowstone area. And it made the breathing really difficult.
"Guess we can forget the drive back to Jenny Lake or a tram ride," I said. Those were the two things we tossed around as possibilities in case the smoke had cleared.
Two hours later, we could not believe what we saw. The wind had shifted 180 degrees. It was now blowing from the northeast. The smoke was gone. The wind blew it back toward Yellowstone. The air was crystal clear. The Grand Tetons never looked more beautiful in the five days we have been here.
"Thank you, Spirits," I said, sending my shamanic messages of gratitude to the Creator and to our guides for such an incredible shift in the weather.
And off to Grand Teton National Park and Jenny Lake we went.
During our four-mile hike along its shore, we took so many incredibly beautiful pictures that it will be hard to decide which ones to share with you. Here’s a small selection as an appetizer...
This is what the Grand Tetons looked like after the northerly wind cleared the smoke around them.
Another panoramic view of Jenny Lake, taken from a different vantage point.
Panoramic view of Jenny Lake and Grand Tetons…
And now, here’s something quite extraordinary. First, take a look again at this shot I took yesterday morning, then another one taken at the same spot today:
The two shots are about as different as night and day, aren't they? Yet each is beautiful in its own way.
And now, here are the rest of the shots from this impromptu outing..
Jenny Lake Photo Album
TO BE CONTINUED...