LOL! I got your attention! Urban dictionary says that the name for Grand Tetons National Park comes from the french fur trappers who, after being in the wilderness for several years saw the mountains and thought they looked like breasts. Grand=big; Teton=breast (teat/tit). It’s also thought the name could come from the Teton Sioux tribe. Nonetheless, my boys still giggle when they recall the park ranger telling the story of how the mens in the wilderness thought the peaks looked like boobs.
After an amazing sunrise stroll in Yellowstone, we made our way down to Grand Tetons after passing over the Continental Divide (for like the 5th time!). It was a super hazy day, so our views were a bit obscured. Nevertheless, it was an amazing day and amazing place.
We headed out for a hike around Jenny Lake. The hike was about 4 miles or so and not too technical. We only saw a few people once we got beyond the shoreline of the lake which is typical when we hike in parks. So may people never get too far past the parking lots! We love to venture out when we can to get a real sense of the park. Some of the best views are ones you have to hike too.
After our hike we stopped for a picnic lunch on the lake. Brooks was also out of water, so he gathered some from the lake to drink. The views were amazing!
We drove around enjoying more views and made our way to the visitor’s center to get a Jr Ranger badge, magnet, and sticker. It’s what we do 🙂
Such an amazing place and one I’d definitely like to go back to. There’s just never enough time to do it all! Until next time……..Grand Tetons 🙂