FLOTUS in Grand Teton National Park

First lady Melania Trump waves to people in cars Friday as she makes her final stop in Grand Teton National Park.

Melania Trump's planned tour of Yellowstone's Upper and Midway Geyser basins on Friday was called off due to a storm that threatened to slick down roads and boardwalks.

The First Lady of the United States had been planning to see old Faithful and then Grand Prismatic, but White House officials called off the trip. Instead, the Slovenia-born wife of the 45th U.S. president swung by the Snake River overlook for a photo opp, then drove the Antelope Flat-Kelly loop before stopping by Grand Teton National Park's southern entrance sign for another snap. 

Her 16-vehicle convoy then went straight to Jackson Hole Airport, and that was a wrap for the second day of Trump's first-ever Jackson Hole trip in her official FLOTUS capacities.

See the next week's edition of the News&Guide for a full story. 

Contact Mike Koshmrl at 732-7067 or env@jhnewsandguide.com.

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them for 7 years. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

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rich quinlan

Wonder what this photo op cost the taxpayers. The least effective first lady in history and her incomprehensible be whatever campaign will have no impact whatsoever.

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