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Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Ride Up The Beautiful Gros Ventre Road

Pronunciation of the words "Gros Ventre" cause first time visitors a great deal of confusion.  According to Wikipedia: The Gros Ventre (English pronunciation: /ˈɡrvɑːnt/; from French: "big belly"). 
With that point settled I would like to share some photos of this delightful, and often overlooked, area of the Tetons.

The Gros Ventre Road follows the river of the same name. It goes past the site of the famous Gros Ventre landslide which can be seen as the huge scar upon the mountain in the next photo...

 
The debris from this enormous landslide blocked the river and created Slide Lake...
 
 
The views of the valley are beautiful, containing unique geological formations as well as well kept ranches...
 
 
 
As we travelled up the valley we spotted a band of big horn sheep loafing among the red hills...
 
 
 
 
A nearby peak was still snow covered in late May...
 
 
Sights like this are enticing to fishermen, hikers and campers...

 
On the trip back the tip of the "Grand" rises above the clouds...
 
 
There is a lot of history to be learned about this area including the flood that destroyed the village of "Kelly" which was resurrected as a unique community with its neighborhood of yurts...
 
 
Don't overlook the Gros Ventre area if you visit Grand Teton National Park. I will have more photos of the area to share in later posts.
 
In the meantime thanks for visiting, be well, and come back soon.
 

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