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National Forest Boondocking – and Hiking in Yellowstone

Today, Sunday September 15th is an anniversary of sorts. Three years ago today we visited the big RV show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, just to learn about RV’s. Today, Dave towed our Airstream over the most challenging 190 miles of our trip, crossing the Continental Divide three times from Colter Bay in the Tetons to the northern end of Yellowstone.

Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

It is a rainy Monday, so we decide to treat ourselves to breakfast at the Signal Mountain Lodge here in the park — which has a nice view of Lake Jackson from the dining room. Dave has some business to transact, so naturally we head over to Jackson Lake Lodge. The next storm is rolling in and the Tetons are completely hidden from view — much to the disappointment of tourists unloaded from the train of buses who tromp through, stare out the window, take a selfie in front of the fog, buy a coffee, and get back on the bus.

Grand Teton Arrival

It is hard to believe that it was two years ago, in fulfilling our dream of staying in a cabin in the Tetons, that experience would lead us to where we are today — in a campground in the Tetons! Here we are, a month-and-a-half into a five month trip, set up under towering Lodgepole Pines in the Colter Bay campground on Jackson Lake in Teton National Park. (And we think we have the hot shower issue figured out.) WooHoo!