Monday, August 22, 2011
Jackson Peak 10,741': My first real summit
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.
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
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!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 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