All good things must come to an end... including our time in Jackson, WY. Tess' sister is getting married in a couple weeks and we're headed to Utah to be there for it. What a beautiful drive!
Our next priority is selling Fred and selling the Airstream to get a smaller Airstream and a different van...
In this episode, I'm joined by a special guest...my dad! Together we hike the the Jenny Lake Loop in Grand Teton National Park. This 7 mile hike (plus the 1 mile construction detour we hit,) is a beautiful amble through the woods with stunning views of Jenny Lake. The trail is rolling in a few places but there's no real elevation gain. Coming along the east side of the lake, the trail is only a few yards from a a paved one lane road for about a mile. We only passed one car but expect a to see a lot more traffic if you hike this closer to peak season.
We decided it was a good idea to test drive some transits before we decided to sell Fred...
Here are our thoughts.
The first time we visited Grand Teton National Park, it was one of those wonderful spontaneous things. We packed light, hopped in our Mazda Miata and hit the road. We visited Yellow Stone on that trip too, but Grand Teton is the one that left the greatest impression on us and we've returned every year since then.
We love Grand Teton's impressive rugged mountain peaks, beaufiful forest, crystal lakes, and the iconic snake river. There are tons of great hikes and paddles in the national park and the surrounding area features some world class mountain biking trails too.
For our first autumn on the road and we decided we'd spend part of it in Grand Teton. The fall colors were spectacular, the eerie sound of the elk bugling was something we'll never forget, and the lighter crowds in the park made it heaven'y. There were a couple storms that rolled through during our two weeks there, but we sill had plenty warm sunny days for exploring.
In our latest episode, we paddle String Lake on our new Sea Eagle paddle boards. If you get a chance to paddle in Grand Teton, it's well worth the trouble of getting the permits to do it (and it's really not that much trouble anyhow.) Check out the video and you'll see what we mean!
With Labor Day behind us, we really got a sense that summer was coming to a close--especially in the high country. The whole tone in the mountains really changes in September. With many campers ending their vacation season, the wilderness seems a little more wild again. Sightings of moose and foxes became much more common as our time in Steamboat springs went on.
The day finally came when we both felt like we were ready to move on. It was "goodbye Colorado" and "hello Wyoming." As we pulled out onto the highway we were feeling chatty. Don't miss this latest episode to hear us wax philosophical about Colorado, mountain biking, finding places to stay, the Ford Transit and more.
We are so excited to announce our newest sponsor: Kenwood. Kenwood makes the finest Ham Radios around, and we feel extremely privileged to represent them. We will have a series of videos covering the install and use of our Kenwood Ham Radios.
Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.