Grand Teton National Park

Cover photo: T.A. Moulton Barn, one of the most photographed barns ever. 

I’ve always wanted to visit the Tetons, but due to its relatively remote location, I never found the right opportunity. During my road trip to test out my micro camper, I found myself in Provo, Utah, just 5 hours south of Grand Teton National Park. I figured since I was already in SLC, I might as well make the drive up to the Tetons. That turned out to be a great decision, the Tetons is a sight to behold.

Antelope Flats Road is a great place to find wildlife.
If you decide to hike up to Amphitheater Lake (which you should!), then you must make the detour to Delta Lake. Its turquoise color reminds me of Banff, and the water temperature reminds me of an ice bath. The trail is unmarked, and you need to scramble over some boulder fields, but it is very much worth it. The GPS coordinates for the split is 43°43'41.5"N 110°45'55.1"W (green dot below).
Trail map for Amphitheater Lake and Delta Lake. The green dot is the split for the Delta Lake trail.
Once you reach Amphitheater Lake, if the conditions permit, you can continue up a trail on the south side of the lake. Eventually, you'll reach a ridge, scramble over the ridge (not for the faint of heart) and you'll be rewarded with views of the South and Middle Tetons. See trail map above for more info.
Would not have scrambled up the ridge without some mental support.
What Pokemon is this?
Half way up the south side of Amphitheater Lake. It's a little hard to see from this angle, but the rock that I'm standing on is completely overhung.
Met a few new friends on the hike! Teewinot Mountain in the background. I wanted to summit this mountain but the conditions were not safe. There is still too much snow on the peak.
Some more aesthetic barns near the Mormon Row Historic District. I wouldn't mind spending a few days here.
A view from my campsite for the night. This was taken from Shadow Mountain, a dispersed campground across the valley from the Tetons. The views from this campground is amazing, and its completely free. However, keep in mind there are a lot of mosquitos here.
Sunset over the Tetons from Signal Mountain. You can't actually see the full range from the summit. There is a turnout just before the summit with a better view of the Tetons. Look for parked cars and follow the paved path up to an observation area, bring some bug spray.
NEOWISE Comet - taken by Jason.
The next day I did the Cascade Canyon hike. This was a very beautiful hike through the waterfall-lined canyon. I saw a few mooses along the trail. The trail itself is relatively flat once you reach Inspiration Point. Excellent hike!
I came across plenty of streams and rivers along the trail.
The hike was about 15 miles long (round trip) from the Jenny Lake trailhead. You can also take the ferry across the lake for a fee.
Such a majestic mountain range. One of my favorites.
I did not have a campsite booked and ended up sleeping at the parking lot of Yellowstone Lake. Luckily nobody bothered me and I woke up to a beautiful sunrise. You can see puffs of fog in the distance.
Before I drove home, I stopped by the Grand Prismatic Spring. It was good that I went early, because there were more people there than at Costco on a Saturday. If you decide to check this out, I highly recommend getting an early start.
Firehole River
It was hard to see all the colors from the Grand Prismatic Spring due to the steam, but it was still pretty cool to look at.