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 Greetings from Teton national forest! 
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Greetings from Teton national forest!

I am in the national forest east of Teton national park. I have my auto ap router hard wired into the van and the external antenna up under the luggage rack with the antenna sticking through one of the drain holes.

I've been watching the wifi try to connect to host access points driving down the road. An rv passed us on i80 with a secured Verizon hotspot and an open photo printer. It would have been interesting to try and print something on their photo printer while we were going down the road.

So we pulled over to find a place to camp for free in the national forest. Got a nice spot with plenty of firewood. As it turns out there is a private lodge about a 1/3 mile away from us that has wifi. The router was able to connect to it and we have been using the wifi. Our devices could not see the wifi from here, but the external antenna and the router picked it up without much issue.

We have no cell phone reception here, but I was able to do a VoIP phone call with my girlfriend last night.

So the router has been working quite nice, I was able to use some wifi back in lander wy to do some business and before that way back in Saratoga wy I was able to download an app for the iPad. Overall I am pretty pleased with how it has been working out so far.

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http://i.imgur.com/8MuDz.png

So next up is to test in the national park. Let's see if I can find open wifi anywhere.


Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:27 am
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Well I'm back! Had a great trip and took some pictures.

First up are a few Panoramas I took with a helper app for the iphone(click for fullsize)

One of my favorites:
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Granite Hot Springs:
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I have more pictures and videos that will be coming later, but for now here is a little info on granite hot springs.

Granite Hot Springs, built by the CCC in the '30s, costs $6 per person per day. It's fed by natural hot spring water, and there is a good sized pool that was dammed up by the CCC. There are changing rooms for men and women, and pit tolets on site. There is even a cell phone booster installed up in the office that works for VErizon phones.

There is a campground a little ways down from it that is a national forest pay campground with pinic tables, fire rings, tent pads and pit toilets. All in all it was a very nice campground. I was there so late in the season that it was free to use.

There is a falls on the main creek between the campground and the hot springs. Rumor has it that there is another hot springs pool down in the falls area that you can lay down in the hot water.......(for free).

The road up to the campground is all in national forest and there were quite a few undeveloped camp sites right off of the road that looked nice. If you wanted your own space and site you could camp a few miles away from the hot springs.

The hot springs is closed during various times in the winter.......but it sounds like there is nothing to stop you from hiking in or snowmobiling into the springs.


Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:17 pm
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Just a short video showing some natural hot springs. This is unique in that most hot springs areas have been developed and very few are "natural" where they are just warm water coming out of the ground.

Typically any that have hot water get developed with big pools, hotels, etc so its neat to be able to hike into a hot springs that it basically a natural feature.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0eoGy5YOw8


Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:56 pm
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