The Tetons have been on my list for quite some time so for my birthday weekend Blake treated me to an amazing weekend there. He’s the best! We didn’t reserve a camping spot our first night and definitely didn’t arrive early enough for the first come first serve, so Blake did a little google-earthing and found a spot in the Gros Ventre wilderness where camping is free. We drove down the road for a ways until we found the perfect pull off. The sun was setting right over the Tetons and everything was just looking amazing. We packed up our gear and carried it about a quarter mile off the road to the perfect lookout. We set up camp, cooked some food and stayed up taking star photos.
I really wanted to camp at the Jenny Lake campground the next night, so that meant we needed to pack up early and try to get a spot because they are all first come first serve. We got into the park for free because of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, which that was great. Luckily, we were able to get into the park early enough and reserve a spot at Jenny Lake. The campground couple that checked us in were very informative about the bears and how they frequent the campground 0-4 times a day. We were so excited and hopeful that we would see a bear. We were also bummed when we didn’t see one. However, when we were making a fire later that night, there was bear fur on the sticks that were gathered so they had definitely been around our camp.
We hiked Delta Lake on Saturday. One of the best hikes with the prettiest view! The hike took us about six hours, so by the time we finished we were starving. We only brought one meal to cook on our grill because we figured it would be fun to go into Jackson one night for some entertainment and food. We both were craving a nice big hamburger with fries. We googled a few spots and were headed to one that got good recommendations when we passed a place called Local, the menu boasted “hand crafted hamburgers,” which was enough for us so we headed in. This was seriously one of the best burgers I’ve ever had, definitely top five! After dinner, we had to have some ice cream because Huckleberry ice cream is a speciality up there. We finished our ice cream while watching the Jackson Hole Town Hall Shootout. Jackson provided the entertainment and food that we knew it would. The sun was setting as we got back to our camp so we walked down to Jenny Lake. It was so peaceful to sit on the shore of the lake and watch the sun go down. Later, Blake made a little fire and we just sat and talked and relaxed. It was the perfect day. Jackson really isn’t too far of a drive and after such a fun experience there, we know we will be back to enjoy the area.