The Great Outdoors from Jackson to Yellowstone Park……..

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We went on our annual trek to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and into the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks.

We usually invite family or friends to come with us.

This year we invited our dear friends, Craig, Julie and Chelsea.

We had a wonderful time together.  Julie and I were in camera heaven!

We got a sore “trigger finger” from “shooting” so many pictures. LOL!

Downtown Jackson is like stepping back in time with wood-planked sidewalks and even horseback riding is a common sight.

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We drove to the “Mormon Row” area just outside of Jackson Hole.

There are 2 famous barns that are photographed by many people, usually at sunrise or sunset.

We got there about an hour before sunset.  So, I sought out “picture worthy” subjects to fill my time.

I came across 2 young robins that were “sharing” a bright red berry.

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I’m not sure if the berry was willingly transferred or if the 2nd robin “bullied” it from the other.

There was a lot of wing flapping and squawking going on.

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Finally the berry was transferred to the other robin who had been causing such a ruckus!

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This is the picturesque Moulton barn on Mormon Row with the Tetons in the background.

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As the sun was setting over the Tetons, a herd of buffalo were grazing the grasslands which made for this beautiful photograph.

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There is so much history in the area known as Mormon Row.

I have linked a few websites that will give more details about this beautiful area.

The following statements are taken from the linked websites:

 ………..The Mormon Row Barns are some of the most photographed objects in Grand Teton National Park.

They wonderfully provide a great foreground for the majestic Tetons………..

http://photoloc.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/tetons-mormon-row-barns/

………Moulton Barns

Today, two picturesque barns highlight Mormon Row. Settlers John and Thomas Alma (T.A.) Moulton built these barns on adjacent homesteads. After nearly 30 years of working the land, John replaced his log home and barn with a new carpenter-constructed, pink stucco frame house and impressive, two-story gambrel barn north of Antelope Flats Road. South of John’s homestead, T. A. took over 30 years to build his gable-with-shed style barn. Photographers from around the world stop by T. A. Moulton’s barn to capture this iconic historic structure with the Teton Range in the background…………..

http://www.nps.gov/grte/historyculture/mormon.htm

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