We will be staying in the Grand Teton Village for 7 days in early June '12.
I want to take a day and drive to Cody, then either drive north into Montana and take the entire Beartooth Highway or take the shorter Chief Joseph drive. Then spend a couple hours late afternoon in eastern Yellowstone return late to Teton Village.
I understand the Beartooth Highway is stunning, but the Chief Joseph Highway appears to be quite scenic as well. My concern is the drive from Teton Villare all the way north into Montana, then taking the Beartooth highway is simply too long of a drive. I have my Teton Village hotel booked so changing hotels is not an option.
Would love to hear some comments from experienced folks. I talked to many who have visited Yellowstone and G Teon NP's, but I haven't found anyone who has taken either drive.
Lastly, I want to buy a photography field guide book for Yellowstone & the Tetons.
I purchased Lewis Kemper's Photographing Yosemite last year and found that book very helpful. Any recommendations on the best photo field guide book for Yellowstone & the Tetons?