Weather: 50's and mostly sunny with a couple of popup showers
Steps: Shaun - 6,768; Shannon - 5,522 (I have no idea what she was doing when I was walking!)
Varmints: Red fox (oh yea, another point for Shaun!), bull moose, elk, great blue heron, bald eagle, muskrat (another point for Shaun), and barn swallows. We also heard an elk bugle from the overlook at Jackson Lodge.
Point totals: Shaun - 20; Shannon - 18
Since we were totally wiped out, we slept in today. Shaun woke up first and took a little trip to the shores of Jackson Lake to check it out, relax...and meet a new animal. As she was sitting at a picnic table, the red fox in the picture above came out of nowhere, peed on a pole, dug in the dirt in front of the table she was at, and then walked away, all while ignoring her presence. She got photographic evidence, so she got a point, even though Shannon wasn't there (dang it!).
When we finally got going for the day, we decided to get the lay of the land around Colter Bay Village and Jackson Lake. We visited the general store, visitor's center, gift shop, and activity center, and at the last, we signed up for a scenic cruise around Jackson Lake.
We left Colter Bay Village after lunch and went to Jackson Lake Lodge, five miles down the road. It's another historic lodge, built in 1955, and it sits on the Willow Flats, which is a prime elk and moose- viewing area. The lodge has gorgeous windows and a patio overlooking the flats, and we ended up eating on the patio, in between watching a bull moose munch on vegetation and following a muskrat swimming around a pond.