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10/09/2011: Day 10: Moseying back down to Jackson
This day was not documented at the time. I neglected to make notes. And a year later, I finally post pictures whose captions must be the exposition for the day.

I got up and wrote up the previous day, and then headed outside as the sun broke over the caldera rim, and Old Faithful (as you can read on the sign) began to do its thing at 8:21 on our second morning in the Inn. The sun politely hits the geyser but gives me dark foreground and background.
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One last look at the Old Faithful Inn as we join the throng departing on the Sunday morning when it closes for the year. We had a nice breakfast in the main dining room, packed up, and headed back south on roads now mostly clear of snow.
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Isa Lake is an interesting anomaly. It drains to both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans because it spans the continental divide here at 8,262 feet. I was amused by the water lilies and the icicles.
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Snowy hillside reflected in Isa Lake
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Just appreciating a nice sign. The last time we passed such it was shrouded in snow; unreadable.
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The Colter Bay Visitor Center had a nice exhibit of native arts. Karen spent quite a while reading all the exhibits here.
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... While I sat out back of the Colter Bay center and watched the clouds and trees and reflections.
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We stopped on the way down into a valley to let me (and my time lapse camera) sit and watch the clouds and the mountains and the colorful trees. I was curious about that dam off in the distance, but it didn't appear to be on our route.
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As I said, we stopped to see the trees. I snapped this shot with my new phone, a Droid 3 that I bought just before this trip. I am still working to figure out how to make good use of it.
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One trick with my new phone is that it can tell me where I am, and where to go. This app was useful going over all those passes with unreadable elevation signs, due to either construction or snow obstruction.
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It turned out that the Dan was on our way. I had to explore it.
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Another dam shot of us shooting it out
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I am quite comfortable walking over rocks. We joke that I am part mountain goat.
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Note the kayaker
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An older couple noted us taking each others picture, and offered to snap on of us.
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One complaint on this trip was that we saw no wildlife. No elk, no pronghorns, nor moose, and till now, no bears.
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That one bear sighting stopped traffic and everyone had to take their shot.
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Another stop to watch the clouds move, and maybe see the mountains. Karen studies maps and guide books as I wander around and soak up the scenery.
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The day the parks essentially shut down for the season is relatively free of traffic.
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Karen wanted to stop here, because of the church of her youth
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Who needs stained glass with a view like this?
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Another cloudy day in the Tetons. But as we were leaving the Chapel of the Transfiguration late in the afternoon, a slice of sunlight briefly hit the aspens on the far side of the field.
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Teton Village was closed, but the visitors center had interesting videos showing. In the floor.
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Back in the town of Jackson, in the valley of Jackson Hole, WY, we stay at the Jackson Hole Lodge. I was amused by the underground rooms used by hunters and truckers, and the great grate that lets light in the lower corridor.
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