For the first time on our trip to Oregon we elected to spend two full days and three nights at our campground here in Jackson, Wyoming rather than just our typical two nights only. Yesterday our primary focus was the Grand Teton National Park which we covered in our previous chapter. Today our plan is to visit Teton Village noted for its excellent ski slopes, and then later, spend a little more time visiting downtown Jackson. Cabo just loves looking through all of the fine stores in the downtown area. Before we did either of these two things however, Kathy and I both agreed that we should drive out of Jackson on Hwy 22 and up to Teton Pass at elevation 8,431 just to make sure that the road was not too steep for our drive tomorrow hauling our trailer. We had been told by another RVer who we had run into in Casper, that he avoids this particular highway when driving his motorhome because of its steepness. Boy was he giving us good advice. There were signs warning us of the steep 10% grade before we even started up the hill and once we started our ascent we almost immediately decided that tomorrow when we were towing our travel trailer that we needed to find another route. One good thing about the drive up to Teton Pass was that the view from the top was amazing.
We are leaving Jackson, Wyoming tomorrow morning for Idaho Falls, Idaho and we sincerely hope that are new destination is far less crowded than our present one. Jackson was a fun place to visit for a short period mostly because the scenery is so beautiful, but it would be no place to live. I know . . lots of people obviously disagree and that is why real estate is hugely expensive in this town.