Our backpacking adventure was awesome. Here are a few highlights:
Reading Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott in the sunshine at Holly Lake
Hiking up glacial moraines through Paintbrush Divide
Eating Nutella with EVERYTHING
Catching Love in the meadow in South Fork
Seeing the Tetons at almost eye-level at Hurricane Pass
Watching a moose munch on pond juice
Snuggling in our double sleeping bag
The view from 11,000+ feet up on Static Peak
Cliff-jumping into Phelps Lake
Hitchhiking a ride to the airport
Seeing all the crazy and colourful hotspots at Yellowstone. Bacteria sure can be beautiful!
Having a hot shower for only $3.25 after a brief 9 day hiatus from hygiene
Watching the sunrise over the Tetons as we ate oatmeal and drank chai
Plus we saw a bear! Here’s a photo:
Mind you I was also hunched over like a old lady by the end of the second day and was pretty sure I would need a hip replacement by the end of the fourth day, but that’s a small price to pay for all the fun we had.