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Fall Color at the Oxbow

Though clouds practically swallowed the mountains for the first few days of my September trip to Grand Teton National Park, the system finally passing through left a dusting of snow on the peaks of the Teton range.

At least for a day.

After chilly, mid-20 mornings, temperatures warmed during the day to make the Tetons nearly as toasty as Yellowstone, so the dusting didn’t last long. Luckily, I took advantage of the mountains’ coating while it lasted, and here it served as a nice contrast to the blue skies and dappled surface of the Snake River at Oxbow Bend.

I would have preferred to see uniform color in the trees, but the Aspen had other ideas. Spotty color dominated through the end of the third week of September. The Cottonwoods, meanwhile, appeared past prime when I arrived mid-second week. The rusty color did, however, serve as a nice backdrop for Moose, as you’ll see next week.