The twelve-person group started our hike with a ride up the Teton Village tram, four-thousand feet up to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. We hiked down from there into the forests and meadows of the western slope of the Teton Range. The western side is more gently sloping than the eastern side and is composed largely of sedimentary limestone and shale, deposited under ancient seas. We camped at the Middle Fork of Granite Creek. The full moon rose over the mountains, and every night during our trip was brightly lit. The second day we climbed up to Moran Lake and saw a young bull moose in the shadows of the forest. When we climbed above Moran Lake, we entered in to a vast, wide-open landscape and caught our first glimpse of the Grand Teton. We climbed over Fox Creek Pass and onto the Death Canyon Shelf with its long views down into Death Canyon and up to the Grand Teton. Over Mount Meek Pass we hiked through sparsely-vegetated, desert terrain and down a steep canyon wall into the amazing Alaska Basin.