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I don't think I've been to one yet that I didn't like. But, Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming is high on my "I'd like to go back there and just take it all in some more" list..
The Tetons i have been dying to go to ever since the first time i saw them on TV. All the pictures i see just make it even worse.

We have our National Parks which are at the federal level, then all/ or most all states have their own parks dept. Like here in TX, it's Texas Parks & Wildlife. I think the state parks seem to be more developed while the national parks are left more alone. Last i heard, Texas has over 90 state parks, while there are a few national parks. The two big ones are Big Bend & Guadalupe Mountain National Park.

As with the parks out west & north, even TX has Bears to deal with. The other common bad news animals are Mountain Lions & Rattle Snakes. The abundance of wildlife i think is what makes the parks out here so special. The first time i ever saw two male elks duking it out & bugling was in Rocky Mountain NP. Those & the bison were real special to see.
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The Tetons i have been dying to go to ever since the first time i saw them on TV. All the pictures i see just make it even worse.
Yeah, when I went there a few years ago, I rented a place on Jackson Lake. The view was magnificent. I wanted to stay much longer than the 2-3 days I had it rented for..

The view from the balcony..





The ONLY downside to that trip was the cloud-cover.. But, that was a minor thing to deal with.
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What a fantastic view
If I had a view like that from my balcony I'd want to stay there longer too

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Geez, looking at that great picture really makes you feel great to be stuck in the TX heat!
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Geez, looking at that great picture really makes you feel great to be stuck in the TX heat!
HA!

Maybe for you...
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Just watched "Spencer's Mountain" for the first time. Who woulda guessed that it was the Tetons where they were filming at! Thought that was pretty ironic...
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Snakes are often considered a problem here, and looking at the list, you can see that it is nothing to be proud of.

http://listverse.com/2011/03/30/top-...nomous-snakes/

But I have almost never come across any in my travels, even though I was brought up bordering a national park and have done much bushwalking as a kid. I think they hear you coming and get out of your way.

Spiders, on the other hand, are a different matter. I have come to the conclusion that there are only 2 types of spiders in the world. Funnel webs and dead ones, and like snakes they are found throughout all our national parks.

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The Tetons i have been dying to go to ever since the first time i saw them on TV. All the pictures i see just make it even worse.

We have our National Parks which are at the federal level, then all/ or most all states have their own parks dept. Like here in TX, it's Texas Parks & Wildlife. I think the state parks seem to be more developed while the national parks are left more alone. Last i heard, Texas has over 90 state parks, while there are a few national parks. The two big ones are Big Bend & Guadalupe Mountain National Park.

As with the parks out west & north, even TX has Bears to deal with. The other common bad news animals are Mountain Lions & Rattle Snakes. The abundance of wildlife i think is what makes the parks out here so special. The first time i ever saw two male elks duking it out & bugling was in Rocky Mountain NP. Those & the bison were real special to see.
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^^ I do believe Steve Irwin did a good job of educating the world on Australia's many deadly snakes. Sure do miss that guy!

A couple shots entering Rocky Mountain National Park, coming from Estes Park.
Came around a sharp curve & almost ran into this guy!

vv Entrance Road into the park. I have more great shots of deeper into the park, but have to dig around the old computer to find them.
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Some more pictures from that trip :

Road Trip '05 : The Tetons, Yellowstone, and beyond...

I need to add some navigation links at the bottom of those pages, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The easiest way to go from day to day is to click "day 1, day 2, etc." in the column on the left side of the screen..
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Some more pictures from that trip :

Road Trip '05 : The Tetons, Yellowstone, and beyond...

I need to add some navigation links at the bottom of those pages, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The easiest way to go from day to day is to click "day 1, day 2, etc." in the column on the left side of the screen..
Thanks for sharing.. Those are some greeaaat shots! Careful with those references to Robert Earl Keen, i just might mistake you for an Aggie
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