You two looked a bit like baby deer walking for the first time but we’re glad you didn’t give up at the first (or second!) snow crossing Donovan ladies. Hiking in beautiful places is pretty envious I suppose but it’s days like this, with people like this, I’ll miss as much as anything. We may have all headed off in opposite directions afterward but I’m confident I’ll see you all again! #deathcanyon #tetons #hikewyoming
This morning’s tempo miles were a slog so instead of documenting that I’ll share a picture of my baby in the Tetons from our fun camping trip last week. Such an amazing place! 😍
I think the Trout Prius would have liked it here 🐟
Being out in nature with you is my favorite thing ❤️
Who else is hiking to some water today? @meow_lori
and I sure are!
Remembering all the places I have visited before I was a birder makes me sad. All the birds I must have missed!
I love hiking because it’s this exercise that makes you feel good, you’re out in beautiful nature, free, it’s quiet besides the sounds of birds or waterfalls or wind, and then at the end of the hike you get to your destination. Be it a waterfall, top of a mountain, or even just a nice place to sit and watch the sunset... you get there and it’s so rewarding to see whatever it is you walked all that way to see. •
This was my first time climbing a mountain, even though we didnt go to the very top. I believe we went roughly 8 miles. It was so refreshing, especially with the sprinkling rain and cool weather. •
Hikes in the mountains are over for now though, headed back home today. :( in a couple weeks I’ll be hiking on volcanoes in Japan though 😉 woop!!! •
Now that i’m able to be posting again, i’m just going to start captioning the pictures as if i’m posting it on that day. 😅
Another Square Top photo 🤷🏻♂️
CDT North, 7/10-11/18, days 22-23. Cow diarrhea surrounded the pond that hikers on the #cdt
app falsely claimed was uncontaminated by cattle. But it was the best water source in a dozen miles and supposedly for 11 more nobo. After I wasted half an hour collecting and treating bad-tasting water, two gents in a pickup at the road just ahead urged me to dump it and take their good water. Thank you! Then a short way up the trail a cache that hikers claimed was empty a day or 2 ago had 5+ gallons of water.
New wildlife spotted: wonderfully phlegmatic horned lizards and dozens of naughty wild horses, which try to claim territory by creating towers of dung on the trail. One stallion snorted and fumed as I approached, parked his butt over the trail and let fly. Paraphrasing the great Lynda Barry, I told him if he could not be a good citizen and behave in a mature responsible fashion I'd lasso him and haul him to the glue factory. His attitude improved, which is fortunate because I have not packed a lariat.
After many days of mid-90s heat a cold rain pounded down Wednesday p.m. It felt great, for a while. After being spattered by mud and having nearly everything get soaked, I am taking an unscheduled detour into Atlantic City for laundry, shower, hot food and beer. The Winds are so tantalizingly close ... #continentaldividetrail #cdt2018 #coloradotocanada #wyoming #hikewyoming #backpacking #hiking #hornedlizard #wildhorses #saveourpubliclands