The dictionary defines grandness as: impressive in size or appearance; characterized by splendor and magnificence.
Grand Teton national park truly lives up to its name. The mountain range is certainly impressive, and I had to pull over multiple times in order to simply admire the magnificent view.
The main park road runs along the east side of the range, so depending on where you stop to hike, you can get a different feel for these splendid mountains. Some perspectives show you the awe-inspiring sharp peaks while others reward you with a softer view and beautiful lake reflection.
I’ve enjoyed waking up early, breathing in the crisp autumn air, and listening to the bugling elk as I traipse through the forest. By the time the sun begins to warm up the earth, I have already covered miles. I return to my car invigorated and energized for the day. My reward? A cup of coffee and a grand view.