Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jackson Art Trip

Artist Bob and I went on a trip to Jackson in late June, where Bob took an art workshop.  I took the opportunity to sight see and hike.

The view from our motel at the elk refuge
Here is a bear for Bob's bear stories.
This was a REAL stuffed zebra.
The second day I hiked to Jenny Lake.  It was cloudy and rainy, but eventually cleared up.
My pal for the day...Jeff, posing with me at Hidden Falls.  Then, we rode the boat back over the lake.
The next day, I hiked solo around String Lake. It was beautiful and had much more solitude than Jenny.
Beginning of the String Lake trail
You know how I love to photograph water and rocks
Canadian geese visiting String Lake
Look in the eye of the tree and see the goose...
I made friends with a marmot. We hung out together for about 20 minutes.
The view from the "other" side of String Lake.
Self  portrait on the String Lake trail
String Lake
The view from Bob's workshop at Wilcox gallery back towards Jackson.
The 4th day I took a drive around the loop of Grand Teton NP. This is Buffalo Fork of the Snake.
Oxbow Bend on the Snake
Near Oxbow Bend
Jackson Lake
Tetons with Arrowleaf Balsamroot in the foreground
Backlit Arrowleaf
I had to lay on the ground to get the blue Lupines in the foreground.
The trail to Taggart Lake
The most common wildflower I saw
Cottonwood creek on the way to Taggart Lake
I also took a side trip up Gros Ventre canyon and was surprised when part of it looked like the red rock country of So. Utah.  I saw the country where the Gros Ventre slide happened in 1925.  Quite a story.
Bob doing a portrait from a live model
We did have time for some evening fun...saw Jeff in the shootout at the town square, then later in "Annie Get Your Gun". It was a GREAT show!  Good job, Jeff as Buffalo Bill.
Excellent meal at the Playhouse before the show...Trout, fresh veggies and wild rice pilaf.
Our last evening, we took three other ladies from the art class to the Bar J Wranglers.

1 comment:

Sayyadina said...

Wow. You are the best travel-logger in the world. I love reading about your escapades!! You had a pretty handsome companion at Jenny Lake, too!