This morning we had breakfast at Jackson Lodge. It was a wonderful buffet with a very large fresh fruit tray. There was also the usual breakfast fare plus HUGE waffles and tiny waffles. Everyone said if you got a small waffle you would come back for another one and they were sooo right!
The Teton mountains were covered with clouds and fog.
Â As we left the lodge to start our trip across the mountain through the scenic Togwotee pass, it started to rain. It turned out to be a memorable off road trip. The road, which traverses the continental divide, was undergoing some MAJOR construction – they tore up all the pavement! By now it was raining hard and the road turned into a slick mud pit with ruts. There was a lead truck taking us through the construction which lasted for miles and miles, so it seemed. The sign on the lead truck said â€œfollow meâ€ and another sign said â€œno stopping or parkingâ€, as if it was a place we wanted to stop or park!?!?
At the end of the construction we found the Lava Mountain Lodge, a General Store and the Wilderness Boundary Restaurant & Bar.
I thought the wooden bear was cute. A humming bird had come in from the rain for a drink.
TheÂ clerk in the General store said they had been working on the road for five years and it was a 20 year project because of the limit construction time (they can have up to 24 feet of snow during the winter), tourist traffic and rain during the summer. As we started to leave the cold rain beat down followed by hail.