No signal in the backcountry so I’ll be combining two days. August 31, 2018. Ryan and I got up about 6:00 this morning and packed our stuff. We ate breakfast at the Moose outdoor cafe and started our hike at 8:30. We hiked past Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake. We knew this trail because it’s… Continue reading Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. August 31st and September 1st
Today was a day of exploring and preparing. This is the cabin we stayed in and the view. We started with a trip to Jackson Hole Albertsons where w purchased some donuts. I also got a Starbucks from the most unfriendly employee on the planet. Then we made a few purchases in town preparing for… Continue reading Day 3 Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. August 30, 2018
I woke up early enough to see the sunrise from the upper deck of the barracks. Ryan and I ate a very hearty breakfast in the mess hall at Fort Robinson. Ryan is 26 years old and I’ve never seen him drink coffee. Why this morning? Well, coffee was included with breakfast and Ryan is… Continue reading Day 2 Grand Tetons and Yellowstone trip. August 29, 2018. Was
I haven’t posted since my AT through hike, but now that my son Ryan and I are going hiking and backpacking in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons I thought I would document our trip. Today, August 28th we left Fremont around 8:30am. We drove highway 275 until we connected to highway 20. After Norfolk we could… Continue reading Day 1 Grand Tetons and Yellowstone trip
It’s been about a week and a half since I summited Mt Katahdin, and exactly a week that I’ve been home in Fremont. I feel like I need to write this one last post so I can officially be done with the trail. I took a shuttle from Millinocket Maine to Medway Maine. Then a… Continue reading Millinocket, Maine-Fremont, Nebraska.
With the exception of getting to text Amy once I was without service the last three days of my hike. I decided it would be best to combine them. Friday, July 21st was a long day of 30 miles. It wasn’t difficult with climbing, but it was very painful. Since it got hot and I… Continue reading Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to-Rainbow Stream Lean-to-The Birches Lean-to and Campsite- Mt Katahdin.
19 miles today. I’m very pleased with that. The morning was very busy with climbing. First Gulf Hagar Mountain, then West Peak and Hay Mountain. The last big one to climb was White Cap Mountain. Here’s the first view of Mt Katahdin about 70 miles away. I can actually see the end. Very excited about… Continue reading Carl A. New hall Lean-to-Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to. 2130.1 miles done/59.7 to go. 97.26% completed. July 20, 2017.