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Old 03-19-2016, 05:05 PM   #21
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We did something exciting or scary, depending on how things work out. We also reserved 3 nights at Threemile Campground, a USFS campground. That's on Route 14, near the east entrance to Yellowstone. No hookups, no bathrooms, just quiet. I think they said its 27 miles to Old Faithful.

It was expensive though, at $15 a night we could afford to only stay there the 3 nights . I haven't cancelled Fishing Bridge yet, but our new thoughts are to spend June 30 at Gros Ventre, see the sights around the Grand Teton area the next day and then head over to Threemile Campground.

Maybe it's just us, but we weren't keen on being so close to neighbors in such a natural area. It's a little further out, but hey, we felt fortunate to get a spot!

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Old 03-19-2016, 06:25 PM   #22
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We've stayed in Tenmile a few years ago. Has a foldown then. It's a nice area and spots were not tight together. Plenty of Grizz in the area, use the bear boxes, don't leave food where they can smell it. Just my $.02. Kin you skin Grizz, pilgrim?

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Old 03-19-2016, 07:06 PM   #23
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Is Gros Ventre campground the one on the road to Kelly? I stayed there in 2011 when I rode my old Harley out to Yellowstone and over into Idaho. That was in September and there wasn't hardly anyone there. Two moose walked around the campground the next morning and then had to wait about 10 minutes on the way back to the main road for buffalo to cross the road. At the time I was there there was plenty of privacy.
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If you are into photography, try shooting the same buildings Ansel Adams made famous - his images of Mormon Row at the Tetons. Not too far from Gros Ventre. If you are lucky, there will still be snow on the Tetons behind the buildings. The last time I was there was in August 2015 & most of it had melted, but when I was there in June 2011 it was beautiful.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:22 AM   #25
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Actually Jon, photography is my hobby. I'm not saying I'm good at it, but it's my hobby I do enjoy landscape photography and that's one of the reasons I was wanting to stay at Gros Ventre; to get some photos of the Grand Tetons.

I just rewatched a YouTube vlog of the "Long Long Honeymoon" folks, and they said that that barn is extremely popular with the photographers. Can't miss a chance like that! I want to have my tripod set up next to 15 others, and pretend like I know what I'm doing!
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:53 AM   #26
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The perfect postcard! Beautiful!!!
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:45 PM   #27
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If you go to Mormon Row from Gros Ventre Campground, do NOT go by way of the road that connects with the same road the campsite is on. If you make it through (4 x 4 mudholes) you will need to set aside time to wash your vehicle after. Instead, come in from the highway on Antelope Flats road.

Another must do for photographers is Schwabachers Landing on the Snake River. Be there 30 minutes before sunrise, drive to last parking area and (weather permitting) prepare for spectacular sunrise photos. You will have to maneuver for position with the many other tripods being set up, but it is well worth it. Here is a link to its location:
There are dozens of great shots in this location, showcasing the Grand Tetons reflection in the Snake River.

Here are some of our favourite shots in the area as we camped at Gros Ventre.

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Old 03-20-2016, 01:01 PM   #28
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All of these posts about the area but no one has mentioned "the most beautiful road in the world" Beartooth Highway.

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