Monday, August 22, 2011

August 21, 2011

August 20, 2011

Jackson Peak 10,741': My first real summit

Our goal

Goodwin Lake, the usual stopping place

Off trail scramble up the hillside to the ridge

Nearing the summit, looking toward the Gros Ventre mountains

Final push up the rocky ridge to the unofficial summit rock pile

Adding my rock to the pile, Tetons in the background

Came home to a gift of a trumpet from a friend. First time I've played in 12 or 13 years.
Awesome day!

August 19, 2011

Recovery Day

August 18, 2011

Failed attempt for Disappointment Peak, GTNP

Made it above Amphitheater Lake to the saddle (approx. elevation 10,500')

Decided to climb this pinnacle to the Southeast of Amphitheater Lake instead

Was way too scared to get any closer to the edge, but looking down the other side of the ridge into Garnet Canyon (see previous pics) and out to the valley and Taggart Lake

August 17, 2011

Hike around Phelps Lake GTNP

Phelps Lake looking towards Death Canyon (see previous pics in the canyon)


August 16, 2011

4-day hangover day

August 15, 2011

Good morning moose!

Back to the Lake

August 14, 2011

Targhee Bluegrass Festival - Day 3


Peter Rowan, still belting out great songs

August 13, 2011

Targhee Bluegrass Festival:
First time mountain biking

Top of Targhee ski lift, West side of the Tetons.

Taking the "Sidewinder" trail. Bike shop said it should take 45 mintues max for slow riders. Trail notes suggest it is intermediate to advanced, and trail riding experience is mandatory. Not to worry!

I crashed three times, landing on my head hard the first time, scraped up my hands,
and spent a lot of time walking. It took me 1.5 hours. Awesome!

August 12, 2011

Targhee Bluegrass Festival

Rodney Crowell
"Hey, I like this guy!"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 11, 2011

Garnet Canyon to the Boulders, GTNP

I will conquer you Middle Teton. Not today, but someday soon...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 10, 2011

Annual Alpine truck and car wrangling

August 9, 2011

First Rock Climb - Curtis Canyon

This is not me.
I was so busy trying not to die, that I forgot to ask the guide to take a picture of me...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 8, 2011

Sunrise on Palisades

Ski Lake up Teton Pass

Wild flowers, though I couldn't really capture how beautiful they are right now
with my crappy camera...

August 7, 2011

Homemade zip-line Palisades Lake, WY

August 6, 2011

This is self-explanatory

August 5, 2011

The Gourds at the Knotty Pine

Me and Grant with Kevin Russell of the Gourds

August 4, 2011

Grand Teton National Park
Death Canyon Trail to, well, Death Canyon

The closest I've come to losing my life so far.
I never need to be this close to baby bears and their mothers ever again!
(We think they could smell our sandwhiches, so started following us down the trail)

Still alive, and at the end of our hike, just past the patrol cabin in Death Canyon.

Top of the waterfall, staring down into the valley and Phelps Lake

August 3, 2011

Grand Teton National Park
Bradley Lake Loop, Taggart Lake trailhead


Tetons on the Bradley/Taggart Lake hike

August 2, 2011

Bighorn sheep in Colorado

Beautiful oil well burning in Southern Wyoming

Hello Beautiful Tetons! (from Togwotee Pass)

August 1, 2011

Emerald Lake, RMNP
Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Looks just like our New Zealand vacation!