Overnight at Fancy Lake in the Holy Cross WildernessOvernight at Fancy Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness – In late-June, with the snow line finally withdrawing higher and higher, I got out for my first backpacking trip of the summer. Fancy Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness fills a steep-walled bowl at 11,500 in...
Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Paintbrush Divide
After a pretty spectacular sunrise at Lake Solitude, we trudged up the 2 miles and the 1600 feet and across the Paintbrush Divide.
Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Sunrise at Lake Solitude
The problem with this Paintrush-sunrise plan was that I really did not want to get up at 3 a.m. to hike this section alone and everyone else in my group thought I was straight crazy for thinking that this was a good idea.
Teton Crest Trail, Day 3 – Alaska Basin to the North Fork of Cascade Canyon
After a beautiful sunrise atop Hurricane Pass along the Teton Crest Trail, we dropped into the South Fork of Cascade Canyon to try to hunker down out of the wind and wait for the rest of our group to catch up.
Teton Crest Trail, Day 3 – Sunrise atop Hurricane Pass
When I first hiked the Teton Crest Trail in 2014, Hurricane Pass was unquestionably my favorite spot on the trail and one of the more impressive views I had thought I have ever seen.
Teton Crest Trail, Day 2 – Fox Creek Pass to Alaska Basin
had purposely planned our second day on the Teton Crest Trail to be one of the easier days because I knew we would still be getting our trail legs under us and because I knew the last two days would be the tougher ones.
Teton Crest Trail, Day 2 – In the Clouds Atop Fox Creek Pass
After the storms finally subsided enough to get camp set up on Fox Creek Pass, just outside the national park boundary, they left an ethereal fog behind in their wake.
Back into my Favorite Mountains! The Teton Crest Trail 2019
when I got the invite to backpack the Teton Crest Trail last summer, I jumped at the chance, even though I had already done most of the 32-mile trek back in 2014.