Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tetons with the sun shinning

We spent 6 weeks in the Tetons this summer.  Most of the days it would rain either in the morning or afternoon, so we did not have very many sunny days.  After the fires began in Washington, the smoke was so thick, we could not see the mountains.  However, the weather was excellent.  Gary was able to catch fish every day.

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Wildlife, Yellowstone, Tetons, 2015

Had a really great year viewing the wildlife in the national parks this summer.  Have to admit, we did spend lots of days trying to see a wolf.  Finally got to see some the last day.  We had to be in the park by 6:30 am and finally saw them about 9:00 pm.  Think next year we will go later in the year, as they are more active then.

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Fort Bridger Rendezvous 2015

After leaving the Tetons, we decided to spend a week in Green River, Wy, so Gary could fish the Green River.  We just happened to be there over Labor Day which is the time of the Fort Bridger Rendezvous.  Since the fort was only 50 miles away, we decided to go.  What a great day.  We were able to tour the buildings and see lots of artifacts.  The original fort is no longer standing.  The Rendezvous was on the historical site of the fort.  Gary and I felt out of place.  There must have been over 2,000 people there and the majority of them were dressed in clothing that was appropriate to the the time of Fort Bridger.  They had lots of contests going on from shooting to frying pan tossing.  There were also Native American dancers there performing.  Really enjoyed the dances and their clothing.  The fishing was not great, so the Rendezvous really made our trip.


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Mountain Man Museum Pinedale, Wy

This is not a large museum, but it does have some interesting items to see.  There is a Winchester gun collection of all the special Winchester guns, knives, etc., made by Winchester.  Downstairs is a collection of clothing from the past.  I thought this was a great exhibit.  Cost for Seniors was only $5.00.  Visit should take no longer than 2 or so hours.  Almost forgot, they had a great video to see about the mountain man.

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