15 November ~ 2020
Our trip to the Tetons was as good as I hoped it would be. Tricia and I rode horses, did a lot of hiking, and kayaked three mornings on the gorgeous Lower Green River Lake. We lucked out that it was calm for most of our kayak trips. All three of the borders kayaked with me most of the time. Once in a while Hayley would hop on over to Tricia’s boat. After some trial and error, I found it worked best with Mollie at the bow (front), Beau in the middle, and Haley in the aft. At times we would pull up to sandy shores in the wilderness area and let the dogs out to run.
The Green River Lodge is the nicest wilderness cabin I have stayed in. The whole front of the building is a picture window from ceiling to floor. I brought a scope along and we scanned the high saddle to the southeast for wildlife. We could spot hikers and hunters coming back on the trail, or down from the ridge. (some well after dark by their headlamps.)
The forest ranger who lived in this lodge for two years told us a grizzly once made a day bed down in the willows in front of the lodge. He said there are a lot more grizzlies up here than people know, and that a couple of weeks ago he was woken in the night by a bear smelling his head, just outside his tent.
It was a wonderful trip, and a place I would like to go back to if I am lucky enough to get reservations again. (It took a month of trying to get our week from Oct5 to 11th).
(scroll to bottom to see videos from the trip)
"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man."" ~Author Unknown
"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."" ~Helen Keller"Nature is my medicine."" ~Sara Moss-Wolfe