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Trip Start Dec 05, 2012
101Trip End Dec 31, 2015
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An active fault-block mountain range, 40 miles long (65 km), 7-9 miles wide (11-14.5 km). Highest peak: Grand Teton, elevation 13,770 feet (4,198 m). Eight peaks over 12,000 ft (3,658 m) in elevation.
Semi-arid mountain climate. Extreme high: 97°F (36 C). Extreme low: -63°F (-53 C). Average snowfall (valley): 173 inches (440 cm). Average precipitation: 21.6 inches (55 cm).
Headwaters of the Columbia River system. Major tributaries: Pacific Creek, Buffalo Fork and Gros Ventre River.
Six morainal lakes at the base of the Teton Range: Jackson, Leigh, Jenny, Bradley, Taggart and Phelps
22 species of rodents
17 species of carnivores (black and grizzly bears)
6 species of hoofed mammals
3 species of rabbits/hares
6 species of bats
4 species of reptiles (none venomous)
6 species of amphibians
16 species of fish
300+ species of birds
Numerous invertebrates (no venomous spiders)Flora
7 species of coniferous trees
900+ species of flowering plants