My adoptive country has many stunningly beautiful parks. Here, I will share some photos I took in September (right after Labor Day) during a short vacation (vacanza) in Grand Teton National Park. (There will be no food in this post.)
Per i lettori italiani: potete leggere informazioni sul parco su questa pagina.
The first day of our stay, the weather was perfect and we spent several hours kayaking on String Lake and Leigh Lake. The following day, however, a front (perturbazione) arrived.
The front signaled the change of the season. It brought snow (neve) on the mountains (montagne). This forced us to change our original plans. For the backpacking portion of our trip, my husband had chosen Paintbrush Canyon. First, we had to cancel our first day of backpacking, due to bad weather.
Then, the following day, when we tried to reach our campsite, we had to turn around and camp at a lower altitude, because of the snow. The tiny dot of red in the photo above is an Indian paintbrush, the state flower of Wyoming, where the park is located.
Parting shot: A classic image of Jackson Lake mirroring the Teton Range. Not a perfect mirror (specchio), but considering the weather that we had just had, not a bad souvenir. At this point, we were on our way to the other destination of our trip: Yellowstone National Park.
Per i lettori italiani: se volete vedere altre immagini, il sito web del parco ha una sezione con fotografie e presentazioni multimediali.
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