The Three Tetons
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 44° 06.124 W 111° 27.181
12T E 463742 N 4883309
Quick Description: The closest look at the Grand Tetons from Highway 20
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2006 1:48:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMHNM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member muddawber
Views: 55

Long Description:

Driving on hwy 15 in Idaho, one needs stong binoculars to get a good view of the Grand Tetons, but it is worth it.

A week later we took a close look at the same mountains from the eastern side in Wyoming.

Grand Tetons from the West


Click on the thumbnails for larger pictures.

Grand Tetons from the East

Marker Name: The Three Tetons

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
The giant peaks to the southwest were a famous early western landmark known to fur hunters and mountain men.

Perhaps as early as 1819, French-speaking trappers were calling them the Trois Tetons – the three breasts. More prosaic English-speaking mountain men named them the Pilot Knobs, but the romantic French name stuck. This is one of the finest views of the peaks from the west, the side from which they were seen by the men who named them.


County: Madison

Marker Number: 267

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Group Responsible for Placement: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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