8/23/14 – 8/28/14
The Grand Tetons of Wyoming speak loudly.
They’re moody – sometimes appearing furious and angry, other times blissful and full of joy. Every day, they greet their guests with a sense of bewilderment, and only by visiting often and lingering long, can one get to know them.
The many moods of the Teton Mountains.
We spent long hours in the shadows and valleys of their towering auras, feeling the energy of their power.
We walked along the shores of mountain runoff, nourishing the bounty of life.
We visited Morman Row and long forgotten barns.
As always, we loved and enjoyed the wildlife and flora that reap the nourishment from the majestic mountains and peaceful waters.
We paid tribute to Olaus and Mardy Murie…known for their conservation work, which set the stage for the enactment of the Wilderness Act, passed in 1964. They lived, loved, and raised their family among these mountains, as Olaus worked as a wildlife biologist in the area before becoming director of the Wilderness Society. Both Olaus and Mardy were amazing naturalist, writing and sharing their love of all nature. I truly felt their presence, walking around this old homestead and sitting on the front porch. The cabin on the left is the house, the smaller studio on the right was Olaus’ studio, where he was also an awesome artist.
We were sad to leave the magnificent Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem area, and hope to return soon for even more in-depth exploration and study.
A good time was enjoyed by all. Hopefully we can carry forth lessons learned here, and share with others.