Trip Reports: Tetons Aerial Photos

On a chilly winter morning last week this March of 2010, I enjoyed magnificent aerial views of the Teton Range from a window seat on a commercial flight from Jackson, Wyoming to Salt Lake City, Utah.  The airplane took off north from the airport, banked a 180º turn and flew right beside the big peaks of Grand Teton National Park!  Here are a few photos I snapped from the window.
Mount Moran, aerial, Leigh Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, photo

Mount Moran Aerial

Tetons, Wyoming

Aerial view of Mount Moran, 12,605 ft., and Leigh Lake, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Grand Teton, aerial, Teton Glacier, Tetons, Wyoming, winter, photo

Grand Teton Aerial #1

Tetons, Wyoming

Winter aerial view of the Grand Teton, 13,770 ft., and the Teton Glacier. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Grand Teton, aerial, Middle Teton, Mount Owen, Garnet Canyon, Glacier Gulch, Tetons, Wyoming, photo

Grand Teton Aerial #2

Tetons, Wyoming

Aerial view of the east side of the Grand Teton, 13,770 ft.  The Middle Teton is on the left, and Mount Owen on the right.  Garnet Canyon is the valley emptying down on the left, Glacier Gulch on the right. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Buck Mountain, aerial, Static Peak, Tetons, Wyoming, photo

Buck Mountain Aerial

Tetons, Wyoming

Aerial view of the east face of Buck Mountain, 11,938 ft.  Static Peak, 11,303 ft., is at the left, though from this angle it only looks like a dwarfed subpeak of Buck. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Mount Baird, Idaho, Snake River Range, aerial, clouds, photo

Mount Baird Aerial

Snake River Range, Idaho

Aerial view of a portion of the Snake River Range located to the northwest of Palisades Reservoir, Idaho, just west of the Wyoming border.  Mount Baird, 10,025 feet, is the most snow-caked peak towards the lower left corner of the photo.  It would have been a great morning to be standing on top of one of these peaks, looking over the vast cloud blanket below. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Last May I snowboarded down several of these large peaks which you can see in these photos, including Mt. Moran, the Middle Teton, and Static Peak; check out those photos here.