TRAVEL – trek america’s grand trek: yellowstone & grand teton

travel - trekamerica grand trek day 12 yellowstone and grand tetonWe’ve been at Yellowstone for two days now, and have failed to spot any bears. So Steve being Steve, suggested that we get up at 5.15am to go on a bear hunt!

We drove around for about an hour with no such luck! Just as all hope was lost (we were in Bear Country after all!), we finally came across a black bear which was so cute! We were advised to stay at a distance for our own safety (hence the fuzzy photo), but it was so cool to see a bear in its natural environment – and was one to tick off the bucket list! What’s more, just as we were on our way back to camp, we spotted another bear and her little cubs – one even climbed up a tree for us!

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linebreak After our bear encounter, we headed back to camp to pack up our tents, have breakfast and make our way to Jackson Hole via Grand Teton National Park. On our way out of Yellowstone, we paid a visit to Mammoth Hot Springs and Grand Prismatic. Made from a large complex of hot springs, Mammoth Hot Springs has a beautiful crystallized mineral disposition and was such an amazing thing to see! Grand Prismatic is the largest spring in the US, and is the third largest in the world. It looks like a rainbow with it majestic blue, orange, green and red colours

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On our walk around, we also saw the Opal Pool (which looked like a lagoon you’d see in the Mediterranean) and took so many photos!

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We then headed to Old Faithful Geyser. Unfortunately we had to wait an hour as we had just missed it going off. But after having a look around the visitors centre, picking our prime spot and playing eye spy for what seemed like forever, it finally went off. It went so high and was such an interesting thing to see!

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It was then time to say goodbye to Yellowstone and head to Jackson Hole. On the way, we did a short hike of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, before heading out for pizza in Jackson. We all shared a few between us and it was nice to eat out! One pizza even had apple and pear on it, and another one had a buffalo topping!

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After tea it was on to camp where by that time it had gotten dark, and as me and Polly were the only ones without a head torch, we had the to put our tent up with no light. And I have to say – we did a pretty good job! Practically experts at this camping malarkey now!

Tomorrow would be our free day in Jackson – so excited to relax a bit!

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