2010 Aug 25 – Day 14 – Jackson, WY to Caspar, WY

Our day between Jackson and Caspar was pretty much a drive day.  We passed some beautiful buttes and hills but made only one short historical stop.

We left Grand Teton National Park via the east boundary near Moran Junction and drove through the Togwotee Pass and the Continental Divide.   I snapped this photo of the escarpment in the side mirror.  The escarpment rises to 9544′ and is actually eroding northward. We drove through the Wind River Indian Reservation and alongside the Wind River most of the way to Riverton. Twelve miles past Togwotee Pass is a white marble sculpture honoring the ‘tie hacks,’ mostly Scandinavians, that logged, cut, and shaped over 10 million railway ties between 1914 and 1946.

               The Breccia Cliffs had some stunning colours. The St. Edwards Catholic Church was near the small community of Shoshoni east of Riverton, and after that, it was grassland the rest of the way to Caspar where we spent the night.

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