Friday 19th of August 2011 07:51 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
The thermometer on the top of Rendezvous Mountain said 57 degrees. But factor in the psychological impact of seeing snow on an August day and being close enough to touch it, and it felt even more like long-sleeve weather.
(Don't you love the hair? It was windy on top of that mountain!)
We ended our day at the Grand Tetons by visiting Jackson Hole. During the summer, the ski resort offers rides on "Big Red," an aerial tram.
Rising 4,139 vertical feet from its dock in Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, "Big Red" can transport up to 100 passengers and offers 360-degree views of the Snake River Valley and Grand Teton National Park.
We could see Jackson, Wyo., nestled in the valley from our perch at what seemed like the top of the world.
Speaking of which, we had Top of the World Waffles at Corbet's Cabin on top of the mountain. We chose the brown sugar and butter filling. (Our other options were Nutella or strawberry jam. We went the Paula Deen route. It was real butter ... yummy!) No forks were required: You were supposed to eat them like a sandwich. In our defense, this was a late lunch and we shared.
The Old West logo provided a unique perspective on the Grand Tetons.
It wasn't an inexpensive 9-minute ride. But snow on an August afternoon? That was priceless.