Just a note to report that my wife and I have left the Grand Tetons near Jackson Hole, WY, and are now camped near Salem, OR.
This is our first visit to the NW, and all of our expectations have been exceeded. The western half of this state is green and lush wild flowers are found everywhere. Fir trees reach to the sky. The eastern side is not as green, but still beautiful.
(Photo: Grand Teton Glacier, Grand Tetons National Park, WY, by JKCoffee, May 2006)