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By Timothy Mayo
Park your vehicle at the upper parking lots at Jackson Lake Dam. Walk west across the dam onto earthen portion of the dam. You will be rewarded with expansive wetlands on the north side that are home to elk, moose, grizzly bears, cranes, beavers and more, and you will experience the beauty of Jackson Lake and the Teton Mountain range on your south.
Make sure you remember your camera, a container of water, warm coat and bear spray.
I recommend that any where in the park you have a witness and/or carry an video-audio recorder to protect yourself from poorly trained Grand Teton National Park personnel who have adopted a nasty, demeaning and harassing attitude towards photographers, visitors and/or anyone who seeks to enjoy the park.
Timothy Mayo is a nature photographer who grew up at Moose, Wyo. and is a 48-year resident of Jackson Hole.