Nirvana - Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I have visited Grand Teton National Park many times in the past and have usually stayed in town. That sometimes makes getting to Oxbow Bend a challenge for sunrise as it is a 45-minute drive. A few years ago, my son and I drove cross-country and stopped here and stayed at the Jackson Lake Lodge. One of the reasons I wanted to stay at the lodge was that it was only 5 minutes from Oxbow Bend as opposed to the drive from Jackson. I was very thankful for the choice when I left the lodge the next morning, as the clouds were very thick and I may not have made the drive if I was staying in town. Since I was so close, I took a quick drive, and about 15 minutes after setting up, the cloud cover began to clear, leaving this beautiful scene. The morning sunlight gave Mt. Moran and it's neighboring peaks a truly great early morning glow. I will be back in the Grand Tetons on Wednesday and I hope to be as blessed as I was on this visit.