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Bridger-Teton National Forest // Photo Diary - Travel Daze
It’s hard to do an all-encompassing post about any national park, forest, or other wilderness area as there is so much within each one. So much land, so much vegetation & wildlife, so many geological features, so many trails and recreation opportunities…How do you begin to write about a place you haven’t even been able to fully explore? Bridger-Teton National Forest surrounds the Jackson Hole valley, encompassing around 3.4 million acres. I couldn’t possibly experience all of it unless I lived there for a while longer. What I can do, though, is give you an overview of the bits I experienced when I lived in Wyoming. There are access roads into the forest in many places throughout the area, but I took Gros Ventre Road past Kelly, though Grand Teton National Park. Stopping along the way to Bridger-Teton inside the park boundary is well worth it. Once I crossed over into the national forest, it was like a whole other world to explore. The gravel road required a slow pace, but that allowed me to see all of the incredible landscapes as I drove. Rolling green hills led to forested mountains which then led to red and grey hills. So …