Summer in the Mountains


Come and see what God has done…
Psalm 66:5

I made this photograph almost exactly one year ago. The monsoonal conditions last summer were much better than they have been so far this season. Once July rolls around, there is typically a good chance you’ll see nice cloud production over the mountains in the afternoon, often culminating in storms. That’s exactly what happened here.┬áThe vantage point is from the western slope: the summit of Fred’s mountain looking east toward the Cathedral Peaks.

While the view from the Grand Teton National Park is spectacular, the “quiet side” – Teton County, Idaho along with the adjacent little sliver of Wyoming – is just as wonderful. (And if you want to get away from the crowds, this is the place to be. So close, yet it may as well be a million miles away!) In Alta, Wyoming you’ll find Grand Targhee Ski Resort, home to some of the best skiing in the United States. In the summer, it’s a spectacular base for both hiking and mountain biking.

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