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Trip Report In just five days: Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPs

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My husband and I took our nephew on an adventure to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We only had five days to check them out but we had a wonderful time and fit in quite a bit.

Our itinerary was not ideal because we did not choose the destination until early spring--that meant most in-park accommodations were booked up so we took what we could get. That led to:

(Arrive night before Day 1)
Day 1: Morning, Inflatable Kayak/Duckie Trip on the Snake River from Jackson, Afternoon in Jackson and Grand Teton, night in Jackson Lake Lodge.
Day 2: Morning in Grand Teton then drive through Yellowstone for night in Gardiner, MT.
Day 3: Morning in NW Yellowstone and Lamar Valley, stop for hikes then night in Grant Village Lodge
Day 4: Morning in Yellowstone and evening at Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch.
Day 5: Morning in Grand Teton, afternoon in Jackson.

I never wanted to come home. I wish I could spend all summer out there. What wonderful, beautiful, captivating parks. We did a lot of driving. On a return trip I would plan to do some back country camping so we could really get away from the crowds. That said, the crowds were not miserable. Yes, parking areas filled up and we saw others when we hiked but it wasn't so crowded that it detracted from our enjoyment.

My nephew specifically wanted to see bison herds and Old Faithful. Success! (Everyone should be so easy to please, right?). I'll report in a little more detail below about highlight activities.

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