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Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:27:18 PM »
Anyone been? I can fly into JAC? Car rental is a fortune for August 1 -6. Any ideas?  Is 5 days too long?
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 03:39:07 PM »
 when I went a few yrs ago I flew into SLC and drove from there via Idaho

if you think car rentals are bad , I take it you havent even looked at hotels yet. Best time is no different than Alaska either right before the summer or right afterwards

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 03:50:18 PM »
I just got tickets from LA for 25k on United direct flights. You are right i didnt look at hotels yet.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 03:57:25 PM »
I was there and think 5 days is a bit too long 3-4 days is sufficient for the parks and if you are flying back from slc or den or dont mind the drive then you should go to flaming gorge recreation area it is gorgeous

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 04:41:11 PM »
Once your driving, consider Glacier National Park in Montana as well.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 04:52:55 PM »
Once your driving, consider Glacier National Park in Montana as well.

 only prob is Id say its 400+ miles from West Yellowstone to Kalispell, true the main thing is driving the Road to the sun road, but I would want to spend alittle more time up there especially by the ever disappearing glaciers

 I would make Glacier a trip by itself and from there also Banff and Lake Louise and fly into Calgary

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 01:50:46 AM »
Both times I went I drove from the East coast so I don't know much about flying there... I know you can also fly to Cody wyoming, It's definitely farther but might work out better. (If you are in Cody check out the night rodeo, it's a lot of fun)

If you're not planning on doing any serious hiking you don't need more then a day there. (OK, in August 2 days. There's so many people and so much traffic it can take an entire day just to drive across the park)

If you have a choice between Yellowstone and Glacier go to Glacier.


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Yellowstone/Grand Tetons Summer Minyan
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 10:48:30 PM »
Hi,

Is there anyone travelling to Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons during 7/21-8/1 who would like to join our minyan in Jackson, WY?

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Re: Yellowstone/Grand Tetons Summer Minyan
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 10:51:47 PM »
Try godaven.com

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Re: Yellowstone/Grand Tetons Summer Minyan
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2013, 01:43:55 AM »
Hi,

Is there anyone travelling to Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons during 7/21-8/1 who would like to join our minyan in Jackson, WY?
i will be there for 2 days between 28th and 1st
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2013, 01:47:14 AM »
Any well priced places to stay near Yellowstone?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2013, 08:43:31 AM »
IIRC there's not much there in terms of chain hotels, you just gotta call around and see a) who has availability this late, and b) who's well priced.

Which direction are you coming in from? We came from the Gariner entrance and stayed by a hotel called the Absaroka lodge which was pretty decently priced and our room had a small kitchen and great views (I was Davening Shacharis on the patio one morning when a family of elk started gazing not 5 feet away from me).

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2013, 01:40:40 PM »
Something Fishy inspired me to write up my Yellowstone TR from 2 years ago. Obviously my pics aren't anywhere near his but hopefully the TR will be helpful to others. Judging by the reaction of most of the people when I told them I was going/went to Yellowstone (Yellowhere? Is there a Kosher restaurant there? How about a Judaica souvenir shop? No? Than why in the world would you go there), it seems like it's not on the Frum radar for a vacation spot, which is a pity because it was probably my favorite vacation in the US.
So heads up, hopefully after Shabbos I'll have it.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2013, 02:31:55 PM »
Have you ever been to Utah (Bryce Zion Arches Canyonlands)? You thought Yellaowstone was nicer?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2013, 02:40:44 PM »
Something Fishy inspired me to write up my Yellowstone TR from 2 years ago. Obviously my pics aren't anywhere near his but hopefully the TR will be helpful to others. Judging by the reaction of most of the people when I told them I was going/went to Yellowstone (Yellowhere? Is there a Kosher restaurant there? How about a Judaica souvenir shop? No? Than why in the world would you go there), it seems like it's not on the Frum radar for a vacation spot, which is a pity because it was probably my favorite vacation in the US.
So heads up, hopefully after Shabbos I'll have it.

Can't wait to read it. I'm debating heading there in August.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 04:27:16 PM »
2 years ago I sat next to an engineer for the npa on a flight from DEN-BWI he was being flown in to assess the damage on the national monument after the earthquake. He told me that in his opinion the nicest National Park is Grand Teton

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2013, 04:36:10 PM »
Judging by the reaction of most of the people when I told them I was going/went to Yellowstone (Yellowhere? Is there a Kosher restaurant there? How about a Judaica souvenir shop? No? Than why in the world would you go there), it seems like it's not on the Frum radar for a vacation spot, which is a pity because it was probably my favorite vacation in the US.
The first two times I was there (~10 years ago) the only other frum people I saw were a couple of bochurim on merkoz shlichus. (I should probably only count one of the times, as the other was during the offseason and there was practically nobody there.)
When I went last summer, I was only there for half a day and I must have met at least 6 frum families. So I think the frum world might be starting to discover Yellowstone...

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2013, 04:37:15 PM »
@Something Fishy
Dude, your pics are amazing. Is it really that nice or it's the camera?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2013, 04:39:34 PM »
Something Fishy inspired me to write up my Yellowstone TR from 2 years ago. Obviously my pics aren't anywhere near his but hopefully the TR will be helpful to others. Judging by the reaction of most of the people when I told them I was going/went to Yellowstone (Yellowhere? Is there a Kosher restaurant there? How about a Judaica souvenir shop? No? Than why in the world would you go there), it seems like it's not on the Frum radar for a vacation spot, which is a pity because it was probably my favorite vacation in the US.
So heads up, hopefully after Shabbos I'll have it.

Now if only I could inspire myself to finish my own TR... :D:D:D
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2013, 04:43:46 PM »
Have you ever been to Utah (Bryce Zion Arches Canyonlands)? You thought Yellaowstone was nicer?

I don't think the main strength of Yellowstone is its beauty (although it is amazingly beautiful). I think the one word to describe it would be "fascinating" - the geysers, hot springs, mud pots, etc.

But the Tetons in the other hand... absolutely breathtaking.
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