Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Summer 2017

We visited this spot two years ago, we had to go back. This landing is on the east side of the Snake River. At one time it was a real river landing. Today it is mostly a calm backwater populated with ducks, geese and beavers. The beavers have built a series of dams that have made a chain of pools. Lots of wildlife to watch and amazing views of the Tetons.

It was a cloudy day, but calm. Mountains, forests, sky, and meadows – all reflected in the ponds.

And beaver lodges. We didn’t see any beavers but there were lots of ducks. Just past the beaver lodge at the left of this pond there was an overflow across the dam to another pond a couple feet lower. The ducks were sliding down the spillway to the lower pond and then swimming on.

The interaction between the clouds and mountains was fascinating.

The clouds moved just enough to give a quick view of the Grand Teton with just the peak still in the clouds.

This is a really nice place to visit. A short drive down a gravel road to the parking area found maybe 10 other cars there. And a horse trailer whose occupants and riders set off cross country up the river. A very short walk along the pond trails and you are usually alone. It is a quiet place with much to look at both very near and off in the distance. A place to just sit and look and listen.

Or to paint in real time.

More later,

Roger and Susan

One thought on “Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Summer 2017”

  1. I’m enjoying your travelog. Your photos would make a beautiful calendar. Many of us from Habitat went to the 3M Global Volunteer Awards today and saw Lou Cristan receive his.

    Jim Selchow >

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