silent sunday: his last wish

My father’s last spoken wish to me was to come with us to the Grand Tetons and to Yellowstone. He would never have the chance to see it again, through his own eyes. But he saw it through mine, and through the eyes of his grandchildren.

We left a little of him behind, too, in three places that felt right.

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Tower Falls area, Yellowstone National Park

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Soda Butte, in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

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Lupine Meadows, in Grand Teton National Park

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir, 1938

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8 Responses to “exploring grand teton national park”

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    Heather — July 6, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! Even more reason to visit national parks! (Also, have you seen the Ken Burns national parks documentary? It’s really great.)

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    Robyn Stone — July 7, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    We loved our trip out there a few years back and your photos have me ready to plan another really soon! The views are absolutely breathtaking. On our trip, we only spotted one moose and it was between Yellowstone and Grand Teton. We’d watched for him for two weeks and it had to have been one of the highlights of our trip! Can’t wait to read about the rest of the trip!

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    Mallory — July 7, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    The picture of Jackson Lake…beautiful! Well, actually – they are all amazing, but boy, Jackson Lake is so stunning!

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    Jennifer Annan House — July 7, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    Great pictures. They make me want to go back! What a wonderful adventure for your family!

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    Kathryn — July 8, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    Such simply stunning images – adding it onto my (already too long) list of places to visit!

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    Paula — July 8, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    Such breathtakingly beautiful Vistas and you captured them wonderfully. Lovely post and your children look do happy and comfortable in the amazing environment!

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