Moran in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Cathedral Group
Grand Teton National Park
“These peaks have been called the Cathedral Group . . . more evident here than in many of the great cathedrals of men is the gothic note. It is seen in the profiles of the countless firs and spruces congregated like worshippers on the lower slopes; it reappears higher in the converging lines of spire rising beyond spire; it attains supreme expression in the figures of the peaks themselves that, towering above all else, with pointed summits direct one’s vision and thoughts yet higher.”
Fritiof Fryxell served as Grand Teton National Park’s first park naturalist. As geologist, teacher, and mountaineer, he developed public education programs, trail maps, and safety rules for climbers. Fryxell’s publications stand as classics of explanation and eloquence.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 47.384′ N, 110° 42.846′ W. Marker is in Moran, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Jenny Lake Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Cathedral Group Turnout in Grand Teton National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured The Cathedral Group (a few steps from this marker); Teton Fault (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cascade Canyon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fault Scarp (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jenny Lake (approx. 1½ miles away); The Park’s First Visitor Area (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Crandall Studio (approx. 2.7 miles away); Capturing Dudes (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moran.
More about this marker. A photograph of the Teton Range appears at the top of the marker. Teewinot Mountain, Grand Teton, and Mount Owen are labeled. A photo of Fritiof Fryxell is at the bottom of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.