Thursday, September 06, 2007

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park - the abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Range, what makes it different.

Grand Teton National Park is named after Grand Teton, which at 13,770 feet (4,197 m) - the tallest mountain in the Teton Range. Teton Range - the youngest range part of the Rocky Mountains. The Tetons are famous is because of their great elevation above their base. Unlike most mountain ranges (such as the rolling foothills we see as we approach the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, the Tetons lack foothills, or lower peaks that obscure the view. As such, the Tetons rise sharply from 5,000 to nearly 7,000 feet above the surrounding terrain.

Shot taken at the Visitor Center, totally unblocked.

Jackson Lake Dam, Grand Teton National Park

The Canadian Rockies we saw in Banff and Jasper are definitely much BIGGER mountains, but these in Grand Teton are much jagged and vertical. Has it got to do with age? Since they are younger, they tend to get less erosion throughout the years ?

Like humans, as we age, we tend to get shorter ? :P

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