Travel to Jackson Hole w/Mother

Feb 1st, 2006, 08:50 AM
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Travel to Jackson Hole w/Mother

My borther and I are going to travel West and explore some of the parks. My mother who is 80 and in very good health will be travelling with us. What are some sightseeing that she could enjoy without over taxing her?
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Feb 1st, 2006, 09:06 AM
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I think you all would enjoy the tram up to the top of the mountain at Teton Village (it's being retired but not until the fall). Just be prepared if you are coming from sea level as the altitude can really set a person back, especially the old and the young. You can also take a nice boat ride on Jenny Lake.
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Feb 1st, 2006, 01:05 PM
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There is much you can see of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone without getting out of the car - many scenic pull-outs on road. In Yellowstone you are almost guaranteed to see big animals on the road near or even next to your car. And many pull-outs involve only a short walk, usually on level path or boardwalk to see more stuff.

One word of advice for travel in Parks with older person (or kids). Food, beverages and bathrooms are not plentiful - so plan accordingly.
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Feb 2nd, 2006, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the info!
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Feb 4th, 2006, 12:17 PM
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We had elderly parents with us on our trip to Yellowstone and Tetons. They were very comfortable taking the float trip in Grand Tetons NP. We were staying at Jackson Lake Lodge and arranged the trip from there. Take the earliest trip you can in the morning as you will have a better chance of seeing larger animals. We were happy, though with the eagles and other birds. If you are venturing up to Yellowstone, there is a wagon trip out to a cookout dinner in Roosevelt. Again, it was a nice way to "get away" from the crowds but in a very easy way.
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