We left Yellowstone and less than two hours later were setting up camp at the edge of Jackson Lake in the Grand Tetons. On first glance we wished we had cut our Yellowstone stay a day shorter to spend more days on this lake. We were thrilled we’d brought our kayaks on this trip and we launched before noon. The water was pristine, we could see the colored river rock and larger stones on the lake bed when the water was too deep to touch the those rocks with our paddles.
Ed likes having Arkkade with him and I was taking pictures, but then we swapped so I could have proof that I was on the lake too. We toured the bays for a couple hours and were sad to realize a return trip was a long way from home. But if we ever choose to travel this far again, we’ll know to also plan time to visit Jackson Hole.
When we got our travel trailer it was not because we planned to do a lot of camping but then we decided to take this Yellowstone adventure. We expected to be done with traveling by the time we got home after almost two weeks on the road. Now that we’ve tried the RVing way to travel, we like it and are comfortable with our home on wheels. We’re even planning another week long trip in September. We’ll soon be off to Coos Bay and we will revisit one of Ed’s favorite kayaking stories, it was on Sunset Bay and it included a seal and a whale, which is why we prefer fresh water inland lakes and quiet rivers.