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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #120 on: July 21, 2016, 12:37:46 PM »
That's why you have to stay at old faithful inn
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #121 on: July 21, 2016, 12:50:14 PM »
Did anyone here consider camping in the park?
Wife would not hear of it. Maybe we should do a Yellowstone DO and do some serious camping and hiking. We might even get a chance to use our bear sprays.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #122 on: July 21, 2016, 11:45:53 PM »
Driggs is 2 hours from west yellowstone or south yellowstone going through grand teton
I was thinking to go through grand teton 2 days, starting there and driving 1 side of the loop each day.  And continuing to see a little in yellowstone and the other days to go through west yellowstone
Also I'm flying through JAC which is less than an hour to hotel

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #123 on: July 22, 2016, 12:34:23 PM »
We are planning a 7 day trip to Grand Teton in the end of August. We were originally considering staying in Driggs, ID due to cheaper lodging (and less rustic accomodations) but realized that it is over an hour's drive to the major hiking areas where we want to be. To us, we don't think it's worthwhile spending so much time on the road when we can be in Teton Village. Enjoy your trip.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #124 on: July 22, 2016, 12:39:18 PM »
Driggs is 2 hours from west yellowstone or south yellowstone going through grand teton
I was thinking to go through grand teton 2 days, starting there and driving 1 side of the loop each day.  And continuing to see a little in yellowstone and the other days to go through west yellowstone
Also I'm flying through JAC which is less than an hour to hotel

Got Ya, I am not sure how much timing you are planing to spend in Grand Teton, but if are not going to do hikes, I think 1 day should be enough. Save the extra time for Yellowstone, there is so much more to see there. I spent 2 full days in Yellowstone and I missed a few things. Wish I had another day or so, but I was traveling with 4 little kids, so we needed to take a days off in between so they keep their sanity.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2016, 01:20:18 PM »
did you go to Grand Teton at all?  or was this an exclusively Yellowstone trip

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #126 on: July 22, 2016, 01:29:38 PM »
did you go to Grand Teton at all?  or was this an exclusively Yellowstone trip
Yeah, we spent a day and half in Grand Teton. Did Inspiration Point hike at Jenni lake. It was awesome, but due to the ages of my kids we did not do any other hikes. Would have love to do more. 

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #127 on: July 22, 2016, 02:20:53 PM »
Yeah, we spent a day and half in Grand Teton. Did Inspiration Point hike at Jenni lake. It was awesome, but due to the ages of my kids we did not do any other hikes. Would have love to do more.
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on Jenni lake from the best boating I've ever done.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #128 on: July 22, 2016, 03:24:37 PM »
Got Ya, I am not sure how much timing you are planing to spend in Grand Teton, but if are not going to do hikes, I think 1 day should be enough. Save the extra time for Yellowstone, there is so much more to see there. I spent 2 full days in Yellowstone and I missed a few things. Wish I had another day or so, but I was traveling with 4 little kids, so we needed to take a days off in between so they keep their sanity.

Which things do you see in Yellowstone?
can you rank them?
We're probably only going to do  one hike  (Jenny Lake) just figured going trough Grand teton doesn't add much extra time than straight to west yellowstone so we can spend 2 partial days there and continue to south yellowstone

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #129 on: July 22, 2016, 03:57:57 PM »
Yeah, we spent a day and half in Grand Teton. Did Inspiration Point hike at Jenni lake. It was awesome, but due to the ages of my kids we did not do any other hikes. Would have love to do more.

we are going with two children ages 6 and 9 and hope to iyh be hiking in Grand Teton, in addition to  the boating, fishing and wildlife viewing. Thank you Something Fishy for your trip report for the sunrise locations.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #130 on: July 22, 2016, 04:51:15 PM »
Which things do you see in Yellowstone?
can you rank them?
We're probably only going to do  one hike  (Jenny Lake) just figured going trough Grand teton doesn't add much extra time than straight to west yellowstone so we can spend 2 partial days there and continue to south yellowstone

1) Old Faithful
2) Grand Prismatic
3) Canyon (all I did was Lower Falls, but there is Upper Falls and Uncle Toms lookout as well) 
4) Monmouth Hot Springs and Boiling River (but they are at the North entrance- if you are short of time then I would skip these)
5) Random stops at additional thermal features.
6) Drive thru Lemar Valley at dusk to see wildlife. (I didn't see much, I am bit confused if I even drove thru it)
7) Drive thru Haden Valley at dusk to see wildlife. (I didn't see much more than in the park during the day)

Guys, what else did I miss ?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #131 on: July 22, 2016, 04:55:26 PM »
we are going with two children ages 6 and 9 and hope to iyh be hiking in Grand Teton, in addition to  the boating, fishing and wildlife viewing. Thank you Something Fishy for your trip report for the sunrise locations.
What grade in your 9 year old in? There is a program for free entrance fee to the parks if your child is in 4th grade. I believe it's finishing 4th grade, not entering 4th grade. You need to get some paperwork first.

There are also great Junior Ranger activity books and classes for the kids. They kept my kids busy during the long drives.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #132 on: July 22, 2016, 06:59:06 PM »
1) Old Faithful
2) Grand Prismatic
3) Canyon (all I did was Lower Falls, but there is Upper Falls and Uncle Toms lookout as well) 
4) Monmouth Hot Springs and Boiling River (but they are at the North entrance- if you are short of time then I would skip these)
5) Random stops at additional thermal features.
6) Drive thru Lemar Valley at dusk to see wildlife. (I didn't see much, I am bit confused if I even drove thru it)
7) Drive thru Haden Valley at dusk to see wildlife. (I didn't see much more than in the park during the day)

Guys, what else did I miss ?

Good job with this list.
There is also Yellowstone lake which is nice. Also, there are some other nice geysers all around like the geyser basin (midway) and others. There are so many hikes and views to see there that many people dont know aboit so just try to see as much as possible and enjoy!

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #133 on: July 24, 2016, 11:22:10 AM »
What grade in your 9 year old in? There is a program for free entrance fee to the parks if your child is in 4th grade. I believe it's finishing 4th grade, not entering 4th grade. You need to get some paperwork first.

There are also great Junior Ranger activity books and classes for the kids. They kept my kids busy during the long drives.

Thanks for the heads up on this fun promotion! I will look into this to enable us free entrance for the week!

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #134 on: July 24, 2016, 12:16:21 PM »
Any place to be with a family on Shabboss in the area?
Shul, Food, etc.?