Grand Just Doesn’t Seem Adequate

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Looking West: The Grand Teton Mountain Range as viewed from the north side of Jackson Lake.
Looking West: The Grand Teton Mountain Range as viewed from the north side of Jackson Lake.

 

We ended our first week of the Geoscience Institute gazing across Jackson Lake at the Grand Teton Mountain Range. As the sun passed a few lingering beams across the peaks, the term “grand” just didn’t seem adequate enough to describe the grandeur that these mountains present. Tomorrow we begin our investigation of the forces that created and shaped these mountains and the valley below them known as Jackson Hole. Today, we hiked along the edges of glacial valleys and listened to our instructor describe the legends behind petroglyphs.

 

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