Grand Teton National Park
Trip Start May 06, 2010
137Trip End Oct 14, 2010
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I understand it's morel season around here so I walked over to the Snake River and looked around for a while but I didn't find anything. I read that they grow along the river, which is a totally different habitat from where we find them in the east so I didn't really know where to look.
I went back to the car and started driving around the park. I stopped at a lot of the overlooks and took a few short hikes. The weather was threatening all day. There were sometimes thunderstorms visible in the distance and the mountains sometimes disappeared into clouds. It wasn't a good day for enjoying the scenery, which is a shame since the scenery is so spectacular. It didn't do so well spotting wildlife either although I did see a couple elk.
Late in the afternoon I stopped at the Colter Bay Visitor Center toward the northern end of the park. I hiked a three or four mile loop to Heron Pond and Swan Lake. I didn't see any herons or swans but I did see some ducks and geese. As I was walking back to the car it started to drizzle a little. Soon after getting in the car and heading south I drove into a thunderstorm. The rain continued all the way back to Jackson so I didn't make any more stops.
I leave Jackson tomorrow and head north to Helena, Montana. I'll spend a little more time in the park as I pass through on my way north.