Wyoming | Wildflowers and Wilderness

On a bit of a travel hiatus right now and actually staying put in Jackson Hole (no hardship there) for the summer! This gives me plenty of time to enjoy the outdoor wonderland in my backyard. Two national parks (Grand Teton and Yellowstone), the Bridger Teton National Forest  , 65 miles of multi-use paved pathways, and the Snake River provide endless opportunities for recreation.

Hiking with Friends
Aspen Grove on the Phillips Ridge Trail

One of my favorite activities is hiking with friends, whether all-day excursions or a four-mile out and back that includes over 1000 feet in altitude gain (a far better cardio workout than any exercise machine could induce).

OldPassRoad_Overlook

Spectacular views across the valley are an added benefit.

Cody in the Creek
The pause that refreshes!

While dogs are not allowed in the National Parks, there are terrific hikes throughout the National Forest with streams that are ideal for cooling off.

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Bluebells, Yarrow,  along Coal Creek Canyon

The wildflowers are amazing, too! Throughout the summer, new ones appear in a changing display of Mother Nature’s palette.

Indian Paintbrush with Fallen Trees
Indian Paintbrush – Wyoming’s State Flower

All in all, a wonderful way to enjoy the paradise that is Jackson Hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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