Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

The mountains are calling, and I must go
— John Muir

Back from my blogging hiatus! I know, one of my new year resolutions (as i announced here) was to blog more consistently....who else already forgot their new year resolutions? Hehe.

I'm finally posting about my Yellowstone trip from way back in September :D The thing about posting late is that it's difficult to remember the names of all the places that we visited. September was the end of the season and the park closed for the year the day we left - so crowds were thin and there was high chance of bad weather. But we were lucky! There were only light showers, and we saw so many animals! Yellowstone and its neighbour Grand Teton National Parks are truly a wonder to explore.

Scroll on for amazing vistas:

Grand Teton

One of the many crystal clear lakes at Grand Teton

Thanks Happy Socks for these warm athletic socks for my trip!

So serene. Until I asked to get my photo taken :D

We found some really friendly horses at a ranch somewhere in the park..

This view from Jackson Lake Lodge lobby/bar area, where we stayed for 1 night. It looks like a painting.

Below are some of the animals that we spotted in Grand Teton/Yellowstone! We also saw coyote and foxes!

Bison (they were everywhere!)

Bison (they were everywhere!)

Hm, antelope?

Hm, antelope?

young black bear

young black bear

big horn sheep

big horn sheep

At Yellowstone, we stayed at the cozy Canyon Lodge.

ARtist Falls - Lower Canyon

ARtist Falls - Lower Canyon

Just admire the views

Shot on iphone6

Shot on iphone6

And I leave you with this stunning sunrise from the top of Mt Washburn (which we started hiking to at 5am in pitch darkness and freezing cold!).