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Grand Teton National Park Information

Mary Donahue Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

The De Anza College Outdoor Club takes a trip between summer and fall quarters to

Grand Teton National Park almost every year.

 http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons is the main trip page with all the planned activities and links to other (not club sponsored) activities, such as mountain climbing, art galleries, white water rafting, trail rides, restaurants, rodeo, backpacking…

 

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-trip-pages-index  has a list of all the trip webpages, OR

Try an edit-find function (hold down Ctrl, then type the letter F) on your computer to ‘search’ this page.

If you will be staying in a Colter Bay cabin, http://marydonahue.org/colter-bay-cabins-grand-teton-national-park has details about the cabins and the logistics of sharing one.

If you want to get a better room, or even a suite with fabulous view, fireplace, fridge, etc, read more at: http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-hotels-cabins-lodging

Campers can take a look at a map of Colter Bay campground http://marydonahue.org/map-of-colter-bay-campground-grand-teton-national-park Grand Teton National park

Grand Tetons trip cost http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-trip-cost

has examples of

The cheap trip,

The not-so cheap trip,

The slightly more costly trip, but less driving time,

also known as the I-can’t-get-much-time-off-work trip,

and The Expensive Trip.

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-restaurants describes the restaurants in the park and has links to menus of ones in town.

Grand Tetons kayaking

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-kayaking

http://marydonahue.org/loading-a-kayak-on-a-car

http://marydonahue.org/canoe-over-canoe-rescue

 http://marydonahue.org/kayaks-and-trailer-use has practical hints for drivers of tow vehicles that tow the kayak trailer on our trips.

Bike riding http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-biking is not an official part of the Grand Teton national park college trip. This page has rules, advice and suggested routes, links to maps, in and out of the park for mountain and road bikes. It includes statistics about cyclist encounters with grizzly bears.

Grand Tetons sightseeing 

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-sightseeing

Grand Teton National Park weather

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-weather

During our trip, if your driver has plans for the day that you don’t want to participate in, or if you arrive by plane before the main group, or if your driver stayed up late and slept in all morning, there is plenty to do at or from Colter Bay without access to your own vehicle. See at NO CAR ON OUR TRIP? at Grand Tetons trip transportation,

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-trip-transportation

which has flight info, driving distances and guesses at gas cost, previous trip examples, AND trip notes with where to find some mega-cheaper gas stations and ways to keep from driving the slow route through towns we need to go through by not taking the obvious freeway exit.


Snow or rain camp must haves  http://marydonahue.org/snow-or-rain-camp-must-haves  is the list of equipment YOU MUST HAVE (followed by the list of things YOU WILL WISH YOU HAD) to go on the Outdoor Club annual Grand Teton National Park summer trips. For a checklist of all of the gear (but without all the reasons and descriptions) go to http://marydonahue.org/snow-camp-equipment-checklist

for advice from previous trip members go to  Grand Tetons trip equipment  http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-trip-equipment

Road trip advice and etiquette to improve your road trip to this adventure, is at:

http://marydonahue.org/road-trip-advice-and-etiquette

(For fun), camping blunders are at:

http://marydonahue.org/camping-blunders

and the answer to the question, "How many people can you fit in an eight person tent? is at:

http://marydonahue.org/an-eight-person-tent-holds-this-many-campers

fatal, near-fatal or close-call incidents, accidents in camping, backpacking, climbing and mountaineering is at:

http://marydonahue.org/fatal-near-fatal-or-close-call-incidentsaccidents-in-camping-backpacking-climbing-and-mountaineering

camping solutions for women

http://marydonahue.org/camping-solutions-for-women

Hiking advice has hot weather hiking advice, hiking logistics and the answer to the question: When is the best time of day to cross a mountain stream?

http://marydonahue.org/hiking-advice

Thunderstorm and lightning safety includes the answer to the question: Why can’t you swim during a lightning storm? A strike on a lake doesn’t kill all the fish in the lake.

http://marydonahue.org/thunderstorm-and-lightning-safety

Carpools are arranged among the students going on the trips, not by the club or the college. For info on how to get/give a ride go to  http://marydonahue.org/carpool-faqs

http://marydonahue.org/thunderstorm-and-lightning-safety During a thunderstorm, don’t take a shower or use a sink, including washing dishes. Don’t talk on a land line phone. Don’t use your I pod. Don’t get zapped!

Whitewater rafting http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-whitewater-rafting is not an official part of the trip, but often students rent a raft together.

Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton national park is one of the best hikes we have taken.

http://marydonahue.org/cascade-canyon-grand-teton-national-park

If you want to go on the kayak overnight you MUST read String Lake to Leigh Lake, Grand Teton National Park http://marydonahue.org/string-lake-to-leigh-lake-grand-teton-national-park

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-trip-transportation has flight info, driving distances and guesses at gas cost, previous trip examples, AND trip notes with where to find some mega-cheaper gas stations and ways to keep from driving the slow route through towns we need to go through by not taking the obvious freeway exit.

 

Read about safety at (wildlife) bear jams http://marydonahue.org/wildlife-jams

Grand Tetons backpacking

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-backpacking

backpacking advice

http://marydonahue.org/backpackingadvice

Grand Teton mountain range peak names

http://marydonahue.org/teton-range-peak-names

NASA aerial photo of the Grand Teton mountain range

http://marydonahue.org/nasa-aerial-photo-of-teton-range

http://marydonahue.org/jackson-hole-wyoming Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a description of the main streets and how to find the Whole Grocer, Albertson’s, K Mart, Ace hardware, Teton County library, St John’s Medical Center, skate park, city parks with sand volleyball and/or tennis courts and more.

http://marydonahue.org/map-of-jenny-lake-campground-grand-teton-national-park map of Jenny Lake campground and notes about construction

Signal Mountain campground map and notes http://marydonahue.org/signal-mountain-campground-map

The trip pages index for the Grand Teton National Park road trip is at:

http://marydonahue.org/grand-tetons-trip-pages-index

Enhance your hike by reading:

 The day hike gear section at the Camping equipment checklist

http://marydonahue.org/camping-equipment-checklist

Leave no trace

http://marydonahue.org/leave-no-trace 

GORP and hiking snacks

 http://marydonahue.org/gorp-and-hiking-snacks

At altitude

http://marydonahue.org/at-altitude

 http://marydonahue.org/cell-phones-in-the-wilderness Cell phones in the wilderness, which has advice on how/when to use a cell phone to contact 911 in the wilderness and a warning about interference between cell phones, iPods and avalanche beacons.

You can't always expect a helicopter rescue

http://marydonahue.org/you-cant-always-expect-a-helicopter-rescue

GPS is not infallible

http://marydonahue.org/gps-is-not-infallible

Can a person who is prescribed an epi-pen risk going into the wilderness? and some sting prevention notes are at:  http://marydonahue.org/anaphylaxis-quick-facts  Anaphylaxis quick facts

animal sign comparisons  http://marydonahue.org/animal-sign-comparisons

                  What did we just see, and elk or a moose / a black bear or a grizzly?

Rocky Mountain mammal size comparisons http://marydonahue.org/rocky-mountain-mammal-size-comparisons

http://marydonahue.org/bears Bears has links to general info about bears, then practicalities of camping and backpacking around bears, (food storage, what to do if you see a bear) mostly geared towards De Anza College Outdoor Club trips around black bears in California.

Grizzlies are rare in Grand Teton national park, where we travel between summer and fall quarters, but growing in number. You will be lucky to even see one from a distance. Your safety in grizzly bear territory http://marydonahue.org/your-safety-in-grizzly-bear-territory tells you what to do if you see a bear in the distance or a bear charges you and has info, including links to park videos about using Bear Pepper Sprays, which are not the same as your personal defense pepper spray. The page includes what might happen just before a bison charges.

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park photos

http://marydonahue.org/grand-teton-and-yellowstone-national-park-photos

 NASA aerial photo of Teton Range

 http://marydonahue.org/nasa-aerial-photo-of-teton-range

 



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Last Updated: 7/3/16