Yellowstone Vacation Day 11: Jackson, Dubois, and Hell's Half Acre

Tue. August 23rd

Everyone was ready for something different and less nature-y so we spent some time at Snow King Mountain, in Jackson. Nobody was there so we were able to get on each attraction quickly.

We started off with the Cowboy Coaster. Gabe and I rode together and had a blast!

Ben said they hardly applied the breaks the whole time. I cannot imagine!

[caption id="attachment_3181" align="aligncenter" width="300"]SK-Luke-and-Ben Ben and Luke[/caption]

Next was the Alpine Slide. The coaster left me a bit nauseous so I passed on this one, but everyone else did it including Gabe!

[caption id="attachment_3179" align="aligncenter" width="200"]SK-Lift2 The lift to the top of the Alpine Slide[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3177" align="aligncenter" width="300"]SK-Karen Here comes Karen![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3176" align="aligncenter" width="300"]SK-Gabe Gabe...poking along. LOL![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3184" align="aligncenter" width="300"]SK-Tim-alpine Tim[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3180" align="aligncenter" width="300"]SK-Luke Ben[/caption]


We discussed doing the zipline, but Gabe would have been too short and it was expensive so we moved on. Downtown Jackson was bustling so we decided to walk around for a bit and grab a bite to eat.

[caption id="attachment_3185" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gotta get a picture under an antler arch! Gotta get a picture under an antler arch![/caption]

A lot of the stores were upscale, but we really enjoyed Lee's Tees. It had a huge toy section and lots of reasonably-priced gifts. We spent quite a while in there.

Lunch was at Liberty Burger. They were sooo good. GF buns and a lot of their food was sourced locally, which is always a plus. So tasty.

With nothing left to do we headed out of town toward Casper. We remembered that there was a riverwalk in Dubois so we decided to pop in and see if we could walk around a bit. I was confused by their website and we ended up at the overlook, instead.

Turns out it was a happy accident! According to the info, this may be the only place in the world where you can stand and see all 3 types of mountain formation processes. Plus, it was wild and windy and spectacular!Dubios-Overlook-Gabe-and-Trail Dubois-Overlook

We did make it to the riverwalk. There wasn't a whole lot to see, but it was a nice way to get some exercise.
Dubois-Riverwalk-Bridge Dubois-Riverwalk-Red-Berries

We then hit the road and settled in for a few hours. Everyone was tired and, I think, not too upset at spending some downtime on the road.

We just happened to hit Hell's Half Acre at sunset. It's fenced off so you can't get to it, which makes it difficult to get good photos, but it was really neat to see. I'm so glad it worked out.Hells-Half-Acre Hells-Half-Acre-Sunset

It was late when we arrived in Casper so we booked a hotel and crashed for the night.





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