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  • Writer's pictureJeanne Marie

Now to the Great Tetons, Friday, July 22

Early morning breakfast at the Grant Village Dining Room. It was just buffet which made it a lot easier to eat and leave before we needed to place our bags outside our room. The one thing with biking is the unpacking and repacking every day as well as washing all the the bike clothes every night.

The morning biking was leaving Yellowstone and heading to Colter Bay, 23 miles and 1582 feet of elevation gain. It was a beautiful ride along Jackson Lake on our way to Colter Bay for lunch. The mountains are magnificent and the peaks still have snow.

Lunch was at Colter Bay Park Again, a large spread of lunch meats, salads, and desserts. Colter Bay Park is on Jackson Lake. This a natural lake that was enlarged by the construction of the Jackson Lake dam which we visited after lunch. This is one of the largest high altitude lake in the US. It is also very cold as Mark found out when he walked out into the lake right before lunch. The lake is primarily fed by the Snake River, which we will white water raft on the last day.

After lunch, we continue on our trek to Cathedral Point, 17 miles and 713 foot elevation gain. More gorgeous scenery and a chance to take additional photos before catching the van to Hotel Jackson where we will spend 2 nights.

Dinner was on our own in Jackson and we walked around trying to find a place that had outdoor seating. We did not make a reservation for any particular restaurant, but we would see what we could find. Jackson is tourist destination due to the ski resorts and close access to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. It has a very western theme with cowboy bars and even a rodeo performing while we were there.

Map of our bike route:

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