The peaks of the Teton Range, majestic and magnificent as they stand virtually 7,000 feet above the valley floor, make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies. Unencumbered by foothills, they rise throughout precipitous coniferous forest into alpine pastures spotted with wildflowers, past blue and white glaciers to nude granite pinnacles. The Grand, Middle, and South Tetons outline the heart of the range. A twine of jewel-like lakes, fed by mountain streams, are set firmly against the steep foot of the mountains. Beyond them extends the byroad valley called Jackson Hole, roofed with sagebrush and punctuated by sporadic forested buttes and groves of aspen trees—superb habitats for pronghorn, deer, elk, and other animals. But their neighbours, particularly Mount Owen, Teewinot Mountain, and Mount Moran, are no less magnificent.