Teton Valley RV Park - Victor, ID
Years ago when I traveled to Yellowstone with my parents, I still remember losing my breath as we turned the corner on the highway and were greeted by the Grand Tetons.
I knew, even if it was from the highway, I had to take my family to see the mountains.
With the busy summer season, we were striking out at finding a location to stay at the popular Jackson, Wyoming. We found a spot roughly 20 miles out at a small RV park in Victor, Idaho called Teton Valley.
We were excited that we were able to book a pull-through spot, however we had a to maneuver a little weird to get into our spot as it was at the beginning of the back row but we did it without having to back up! Always a bonus.
We neglected to take photos of our set up or the rv park itself. I think we were distracted by incurring our first damage. Somewhere in a small town in Idaho there was a detour, while Mark did a fantastic job of steering between the barrels, we had to turn around through a parking lot and the angle of the drive was too much for our back jack. Luckily it still works, but it is not perpendicular anymore. Bummer.
We drove into town that evening looking for a hardware store so we could get a sledge hammer to try to hammer it back into place.
No such luck. But we did find a grocery store in Jackson and were able to restock our food and enjoy a nice dinner.
The next day we drove into Jackson on our way to the Grand Tetons.
We only gave ourselves two days so we fit in what we could. We grabbed a bite at the Stagecoach Bar at the bottom of the pass in Wilson, WY.
We had decided to take a back entrance into the park from Wilson, WY. It's a small road that goes through the park called Moose-Wilson Road. The map stated it is typically closed in the winter and was a road that I had never taken before.
It was awful.
We asked the ranger at the entrance if she thought we would fit on the road as there was a sign that indicated it was narrow. She said sure, no problem. It really wasn't the roads fault, per se, though it was narrow. We spent the entire span of the road dodging other cars coming in the other direction. We are a large Ford F350 dually long bed truck with extra bumpers.
No one slowed down, hardly anyone even moved over.
It was the most stressful stretch of road ever. The scenery was not worth the stress. It was mostly trees, I'd skip it and spend the time hiking a trail or driving farther down the highway.
What a crazy experience.
We would love to come back to the Tetons. I'd love to see them with a dusting of snow. I'd love to take some of the hiking trails. I would love to spend a day by the side of the lake.
Until next time, we're Montana bound.