Heading down from the summit we stopped at the previously by passed Jackson Lake Overlook - and it turned out to be the best view of the lake and mountains. The lake fog was now beginning to lift up into fluffy white clouds ringing the mountains. Picture time again! August 23, 1982.
One Last View from Jackson Lake Overlook
It was difficult to pull ourselves away from Jackson Lake Overlook on Signal Mountain inside the Grand Teton National Park. It seemed such an ideal viewpoint and the scene changed continually in the early morning light. When we first arrived, the fog was right down on the water. Now, after about an hour on Signal Mountain, the fog had lifted into a changing pattern of ringing white clouds around the base of the mountains. August 23, 1982.
Grouse on Signal Mountain
On down to the first overlook on Signal Mountain where we decided to eat breakfast. There were a couple of folks there looking at a grouse sitting on a stump down the hill. After they left I walked down the hill with my 300mm lens to see if I could get a close shot - and I got close, took a picture and climbed back up the hill - and the grouse never moved. Jeff and Mark went down and got even closer - within about 6ft before she moved - and then saw her two young ones which I hadn't seen.
We had found yet another fabulous breakfast spot. We had our cereal and fresh fruit overlooking Jackson Lake and the Grand Tetons on a beautiful morning. August 23, 1982.
How Many Grouse Can You See?
How's This for Camoflage?
I had walked within six feet of this young grouse to take a picture of its mother who was sitting motionless on top of the stump. This bird is sitting at the base of the stump. August 23, 1982.
Trip Day 23
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