Grand Teton National Park
August 30 - 31, 2006
Grand Teton National Park was established by Congress in 1929. It encompasses about 310,000 acres of wilderness and contains nearly 200 miles of hiking trails.
The Grand TetonsThe mountains were named by a French trapper who called them tétons (French slang for "breasts"). They consist of a series of peaks created by a combination of geologic forces spanning millions of years. Tectonic shifts, earthquakes, volcanic activity, glaciers, and erosion have all contributed to the appearance of the peaks seen today.
Jenny LakeThe Hayden Surveys of the 1870's officially named many of the area's landmarks. Jenny Lake was named for the wife of a guide of one such expedition in 1872.
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