Prior to visiting Grand Teton National Park, I had repeatedly heard from my parents about two of their favorite activities to do in the park: (1) hike Jenny Lake and (2) float down the Snake River. John and I accomplished activity #1 early on, but it was a few days into our stay in Jackson before we boarded a raft and took to the water.
My parents babysat my niece, Katy, so that my sister, Julie, and her husband, Brad, could participate in the float trip, too. The four of us filled up one half of the boat.
The two-hour float trip took us past stunning vistas of the Grand Tetons.
It also provided glimpses of local wildlife. Look closely and you’ll spot a bald eagle below!
I especially enjoyed all of the Canadian geese that were to be seen up and down the Snake River.
I now can see why my mom and dad include a Snake River float trip among their Grand Teton vacation highlights. It was relaxing and serene on the river, and the view from the boat brought a new perspective to the nearby mountain peaks. The trip also gave us four “kids” a chance to sit and talk with one another for an extended period of time. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for making it all happen!