Take your time and keep your eyes open to observe animals. The best time to see a lot of animals is winter, because when its cold, they come down to the tourist spots in the valley and to the hot pools to find food and warm places. You can see buffaloes, coyotes, wolves, eagles, deers, mooses and others... Most of those animals mentioned can be seen close to Jackson and especially at Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. But still you need to have some luck and patience.
May-June expect all weather in Wyoming
This s/all fit in 1 bag + a regular size back pack for touring. Amt CLOTHING for WY
May-June expect anything from snow and freezing rain to hot and dry
2;1;1 jeans; zip offs; fleece pants
1 tee shirt
1 fleece jacket
1 rain jacket & waterproof pants
1 winter jacket
4 long sleeve tops
0 jean jacket
2; 1 bras strapless; sport
5 regular socks
2 hiking boots-you'll need a dry pair as a back up
5 hiking socks
1 fleece shirt or sweatshirt
1 warm gloves
1 warm scarf
1 long underwear TOILETRIES
make-up if you're a glamor girl ;-)
vitamins & pills
bandaids & Advil
zip loc bags
knife-be sure to pack this in your check in suitcase
nasal spray-if partial to nosebleeds it's dry out there!
TP Up to you. I'm a point and click kinda girl so I travel light. If you are into photography bring the tripod and everything else you own as there are so many photo ops in this part of the country. 1 bathing suit
1 beach towel
sunscreen Amt MISC
1;1 hat & ear bags-I can't live w/o my ears being covered in the cold
1 reading sunglasses
1 camera & film
1 travel diary and pen
1 guide books and highlighter, post it flags
deck of cards
1 MP3 player
1 sm flashlight
5 protein bars
1 fanny pack water carrier or some such device
Yellowstone National Park: Close, but Not Close
I have only listed this as an Off the Beaten Track tip, because of its distance from Jackson, Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park lies 56 miles north of the town of Jackson. Most people who visit Grand Teton National Park, are including it with a trip to Yellowstone. Yellowstone is one of the most popular National Parks in the country, and if you have never visited Yellowstone, and are planning a trip to Grand Teton, be sure to set aside a few days to spend in Yellowstone. Because of the distance from Jackson, and the slow driving through the parks, do not make Jackson your base for visiting Yellowstone. Instead, enjoy the Tetons from Jackson, then move to Yellowstone Park for the next part of your vacation.
When in Yellowstone, don't just go to Old Faithful and leave. There is SO much more. One thing that is fun is to take the Old Faithful Lodge historic tour, which is quite interesting. If you don't want to do this, at least go in and look around. It is the most outstanding log structure I have ever seen. If you only have a couple of days, be sure to visit the Old Faithful geyser basin, and the Norris geyser basin. And a visit to the Canyon area and it's falls is a must do! Artists Point is my favorite look out point along the canyon, although Lookout Point is also a very nice view of the Lower Falls. Inspiration Point will also give you a wonderful view of the canyon. If you have time, and are in good physical health, you can also hike down to the base of the lower falls along the Uncle Tom's trail. It's quite a down/up walk with lots of stairs, but if you are up to it this is a nice outing. If you have more than a couple of days, visit the Mammoth Hot Springs area and Tower Falls. For wildlife, visit Lamar Valley and Hayden Valley.
For detailed pages on Yellowstone Park, visit my VT pages at Yellowstone National Park, My Neighbor.
Don't Miss Out on this Great Restaurant
Environment: Warm, welcoming, lavish, private, personal
Wine: Forgive me for I can not do wine any justice of description but it was simply perfect. Order anything because it is all amazing.
Entrée: This was by far the best complete dinner in Jackson. The food was of superior quality, an exquisite blend of classic and nouveau American.
I recommend to simply relax and enjoy every ounce of pleasure the Wild Sage is willing to dote on you and don’t ask, just say “yes, please!” You will savor the food and the moment.
World famous bread!! OSM
The bunnery is a great bakery that does all sorts of breakfasts and lunches (check out their website listed below), but they're most famous for their OSM Bread, a 3 grain bread that is unbelievable I buy the bread and use it for french toast, toast, sandwiches, You name it.