Blacktail Beauty - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

One of the best things about Grand Teton National Park are the many turnouts and overlooks that have been built along the park's two main roads, US Route 89 and Teton Park Road. These stops on the road provide many beautiful views of the massive Teton Range, which are part of the larger Rocky Mountain Range. I have a particular affinity for the Blacktail Ponds Overlook. Being a sunrise location, you really need to get there early enough to get the morning light as it begins to light up the peaks and work its way down the mountains. Last week, we visited the turnout in the late afternoon. As expected, the light wasn't at its best but we noticed that the trail down had been expanded since our last visit and now extended to the creek feeding the Snake River. Several of us went down and knew that the new spot would be a winner at sunrise. We decided to  come back at sunrise a few days later which resulted in this photo.