Grand View

Sorry-- couldn't resist that corny title.

Better in Orig

The world's best view of the Grand Teton? Arguable, but what's not is that it's a very secluded view.

From the summit of Mount Leidy, you look across the Mount Leidy Highlands and Jackson Hole to the giants of the Cathedral Group.

You can see this perspective from the road through Grand Teton National Park, albeit from almost 4000' lower, but up here, the traffic and the crowds don't exist.

Mount Leidy Highlands, WY-- July 2009


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JasonH - Jul 24, 2009 6:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Hey Great Tetons....

Awesome photo dude.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 25, 2009 3:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey Great Tetons....

Thanks, Jason. I'd read that this view was a really nice one, but I never expected the peaks to seem so big and close as they were.


Charles - Jul 25, 2009 4:20 am - Voted 10/10

How far

away are they Bob? They look very inviting!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 25, 2009 3:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How far

From here, straight-line distance is 20-25 miles, or 32-40 kilometers. The peaks seem closer, though, maybe because they are so huge relative to the surroundings.


lcarreau - Jul 25, 2009 8:45 am - Voted 10/10

Hmmmm ..

Corny titles must be good for attracting votes here on SP ???

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 25, 2009 3:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hmmmm ..

Doing corny things always does attract attention, though not necessarily the good kind...

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Jul 25, 2009 11:39 am - Hasn't voted

Grand from any angle

I remember how the Grand Teton looked in 1950. I first saw it from the highway north of Jackson. It looked immense and unclimbable. However two days later a young man employed by Glenn Exum led me cringingly to its summit. Along with Mount Rainier I consider this peak to be the paramount mountaineering experience in the American west.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 26, 2009 9:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Grand from any angle

Nice comments; thanks for sharing.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 25, 2009 8:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice

July 2-- Thursday.


StarMan - Jul 25, 2009 9:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Not corny at all...

A grand place and a grand photo!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 26, 2009 9:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Not corny at all...

Thanks-- it was certainly nicer than seeing this from the park road!


Saintgrizzly - Jul 26, 2009 3:34 pm - Voted 10/10

The thing I like...

...about this image is that the foreground is actually...interesting. A photo built of two distinct halves, and it all makes sense. Nice!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 27, 2009 9:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The thing I like...

Thanks, Vernon. In that foreground is a subtly beautiful wilderness.


Narcisse - Aug 2, 2009 7:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Very beautiful!

Great photo Bob! Impressive range - Hope to see it with my own eyes one day...

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 3, 2009 10:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very beautiful!

Thank you, Christina. I hope you do visit these mountains someday, just as I hope to visit Scandinavia, especially the Arctic. If you do visit here, don't hesitate to contact me for suggestions about what to do.


Narcisse - Aug 3, 2009 2:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Very beautiful!

Thank you Bob! I'll remember that :) And the same to you - If you are planning a trip to either Sweden or Nepal, let me know!

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