Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: July 13-14, 2005
Located in northwestern Wyoming just south of Yellowstone NP, this 40 mile long mountain range has many large peaks. The park is named after Grand Teton, the highest peak at 13,350 feet. The town of Jackson Hole and the Snake River runs through the valley. We camped at the Jackson Hole KOA, had a nice campfire and donned sweatshirts as it cooled off at night.
The next morning was a white water rafting trip down the Snake River. It was fast and rough at times as we hit a few big holes that almost tossed Shane out. During the slower sections of the river it was very scenic with the Tetons to our right, sun glistening off of the river, tall pine trees, buffalo, elk and eagles to our left.
We didn’t spend much time in Jackson Hole but posed by the famous arch made out of moose antlers. We hopped on a covered wagon for a two mile ride up into the foothills of Cash Creek Canyon for a dutch oven barbeque dinner (chicken, pork, baked beans, rolls) and a wild west musical show provided by the Bar T Five Ranch. The cowgirl let Shane hold the reins and drive the horses. On the way back our wagon train was “attacked” by cowboys and Indians on horseback much to Holly’s delight.