Weather: Same as usual.....50's with spots of rain, but when we were out in it, it was lovely
Steps: Shaun - 16,221; Shan - 16,372
Varmints: White Pelicans, bald eagle, sandhill crane, chipmunks, elk, bison, mule deer, a ton of pronghorns, which is new for this area, northern shoveler (a duck that looks like a mallard but has a big shovel on its bill
Points total: Shaun - 20; Shan - 20.....oooooooo, we're neck and neck folks......who will pull it off in the end?
Jackson Lake....in the rain!
Today was a hiking day. We started out with a 1.8-mile hike around Jackson Lake. Most of the time it was raining, but it wasn't too bad. We saw all kinds of wonderful flora but not much in the way of fauna. We did see a cute chipmunk that was about twice as big as he should have been, but he wasn't marked like a squirrel....so what do we have folks? Another conundrum!
As the skies cleared over the mountains, we got some pretty spectacular shots of the clouds.
We had passed the Jackson Lake Dam on the way out, so we decided to stop there on the way back, and we're so glad we did for a couple of reasons. First, they were drawing the water down while we were there, so that was seriously cool. Secondly, there were thousands of swallows gorging on insects all over the place. There's no way to capture them in a picture, but it was so crazy to see them all swooping and flitting around in the sky. We said thank you to them and headed out.
any other animal sightings. We thought there was a moose there, but we never definitely saw it, so we called it a night. We did decide to eat in the famous Mural Room Restaurant with its incredible view, so it was a wonderful way to end a wonderful day. Tomorrow we leave Colter Bay and head back to Jackson.