We woke to gray skies and quite chilly temp. Was not going to be a good day for touring. Glad we pretty much had done the sightseeing bit although sightseeing could be done constantly in this place and never get old. One valid pastime would be to sit in the great room of Jackson Lake Lodge and just watch the mountains. Every twenty minutes the view will be different.
We did have one important thing to do. We went to Coulter Bay Visitor Center and turned in our paperwork to become Junior Rangers. Almost every unit in the National Park System has a Junior Ranger program. A number of them do not limit age and even encourage adults to participate. Coulter Bay had one ‘Junior Ranger’ do the program who was 103 years old. It was fun, we learned some things, and got cool patches.
From the center we took a three and a half mile hike through the woods and around some ponds and lakes. We were hoping for wildlife. Saw three birds and a beaver. And some pretty clouds.
Last thing we did for the day was to drive to the top of Signal Mountain. Good views of the mountains but more spectacularly you can see the entire length of Jackson Hole from one end to the other. Even with gray skies it is very impressive.