We stuck it out for nearly a week, but the mosquitos have gained the upper hand and it is time to leave.
Most of the week has been spent working, so we don't feel as though we have experienced the park the way we would like. It has also been very rainy and cold the past few days. It hails three times this morning (just small stuff, so no damage) before finally clearing enough to walk Otis and Murray. They are suffering from cabin fever and starting to go loopy, so it is high time for walkies. We only get a half mile out before the mosquitos come out of hiding from the hail and make us all miserable. Fortunately, pugs are lazy creatures and a mile all-told has made them ready for a good nap.
Hubs and I leave to do some exploring.
Down a gravel road we go as I hunt flowers and rocks. I feel like I am walking in a garden!
We stop by the Jackson Lake Lodge and see something I would very much like to own someday.
A Flxible bus!
Maybe when we retire we can spend our time cruising the country in a refurbished one.
While for sanity's sake we must leave our present campsite, we don't want to quit the park just yet. There is another free boondock just to the southeast of GTNP that we would like to check out while not towing.
Down a dirt road replete with potholes, large rocks and small ravines…up a narrow, winding road…past a boulder with a duct tape arrow…and there it is:
A view of the whole mountain range and valley floor.
The mountaintop stirs the clouds.
Even though it is late in the evening, we decide to get our trailer and come back.
We park and unhitch just as the sun is setting.
There are no mosquitos here and the view is astounding!
I wish I could bring every one of you here. Pictures just don't do it justice.