Trips: Grand Teton Fall 2020

The open expanse of Pacific Creek beckons enroute to Two Open lake.  On this early autumn day the tawny bronze and yellows of...

The open expanse of Pacific Creek beckons enroute to Two Open lake. On this early autumn day the tawny bronze and yellows of the native grasses and aspen merge.

A large bull moose surveys the open sage meadows near the Gros Ventre River bottoms.

A large bull moose surveys the open sage meadows near the Gros Ventre River bottoms.

A young bull moose splashes across the Gros Ventre River.

A young bull moose splashes across the Gros Ventre River.

The rut is on and a large bull moose displays a classic Flehmen Response or lip curl, a common response by bull moose when they...

The rut is on and a large bull moose displays a classic Flehmen Response or lip curl, a common response by bull moose when they smell the scent of a cow's urine.

A large and aging bull moose, showing the wear and tear of time, slowly makes his way through the grasses and cottonwoods.

A large and aging bull moose, showing the wear and tear of time, slowly makes his way through the grasses and cottonwoods.

A large bull moose looks for love in a grove of cottonwoods.

A large bull moose looks for love in a grove of cottonwoods.

Grizzly bear 610 looks back before ascending a nearby hill to ensure her two cubs, now more than two years old and almost as...

Grizzly bear 610 looks back before ascending a nearby hill to ensure her two cubs, now more than two years old and almost as big as she, know it is time to go.

The sun sets over Rendezvous mountain in the Teton Range, through the smoke and haze from California's wildfires

The sun sets over Rendezvous mountain in the Teton Range, through the smoke and haze from California's wildfires

A full moon rises just above the silhouetted peak of Sleeping Indian. For what seems like years, I would read this book -- perhaps...

A full moon rises just above the silhouetted peak of Sleeping Indian. For what seems like years, I would read this book -- perhaps their favorite - to my young daughters as they would slowly fall asleep to dream of places wide open and vast and free.

Grizzly 610, daughter of 399, and mother to two large cubs, is in the prime of her life and cuts a powerful figure.

Grizzly 610, daughter of 399, and mother to two large cubs, is in the prime of her life and cuts a powerful figure.

Grizzly 610 and her two large cubs, now more than two years old, root for grubs, ants and yarrow roots along Pacific Creek road...

Grizzly 610 and her two large cubs, now more than two years old, root for grubs, ants and yarrow roots along Pacific Creek road. Next spring, 610 will send her cubs on their own as she prepares to mate again.

On this rainy autumn day, a grove of aspen, stands saturated and in peak color.

On this rainy autumn day, a grove of aspen, stands saturated and in peak color.

Surrounded by fall's aspen, a pond reflects in Willow Flats.  Aptly named, this "Moose Pond" frequently home to moose.

Surrounded by fall's aspen, a pond reflects in Willow Flats. Aptly named, this "Moose Pond" frequently home to moose.