Tuesday, September 3, 2013

jackson, wyoming - last day

On our last (half) day in Jackson, we went back to the Bunnery for breakfast (hey, why mess with a good thing?) for a breakfast burrito and Quiche Lorraine.  After packing up our room, we drove to the south edge of town to the adorable little locals' ski area, Snow King Mountain. Built in the 1930s, Snow King has a vertical rise of 1,571 feet, three chairs (only one of which goes to the top) and very steep trails - the majority of the trails seem to be expert level.

Love the retro sign

We bought lift tickets and rode the chair to the top, for spectacular views of all of Jackson Hole: the town, the other ski area, the Teton Range, the valley stretching northwards.  We opted to walk down so we could check out the trails which were very busy on this Tuesday, with hikers, trail runners, dog walkers and horseback riders taking advantage of the morning sunshine.  Snow King has a very laid back, old school charm and those trails look like they could be fun, given enough snow.

H atop Snow King Mountain

Our time in Jackson almost at an end, we swung by the Snake River Brewery again for some beer - a couple of pints drunk at the bar and a couple of six-packs tucked in the cooler - then walked to a deli to pick up road sandwiches.  We ate said sandwiches on a turnout overlooking the Snake River, sitting in the truck since the rain was pouring down.  And then, sated and happy with our long Wyoming weekend, headed south for home.

View of Jackson from the top of Snow King

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