Oh, the fun we have had
The past 7 days have been a whirl wind of fun. As I mentioned last week, our friends Rod and Amy from Go Pet friendly arrived on Monday. Then on Wednesday a full time couple they just met, Alex and Ellen, arrived. We have been busy having a great time. We’ve done some shorter hikes right out of the campground, had happy hour every evening, and generally had a great time.
On Thursday we went kayaking. Al and I have wanted to rent kayaks so we can decide if we want to buy some in the future. Everyone else thought kayaking for the day was a great plan, so off we went. We rented from a place in Jackson Hole, and drove out to String lake in Grand Teton NP.
The weather was warm and absolutely gorgeous!
Al and I rented single kayaks because we want to be able to take the dogs, if and when we purchase some.
Rod and Amy, and Alex and Ellen, rented doubles. We were also celebrating Amy’s birthday. What a great way to celebrate.
String lake is not very deep, or large, and the water is crystal clear.
String lake is attached to Leigh lake by this small, shallow stream.
Obviously there is no way to get a kayak through there, so there is a path were you can portage your kayak to Leigh lake. It’s about a 150 yard carry, that ends here.
Leigh lake is awesome because the only way to get there is to hike. No roads, less people.
Leigh lake was deeper, and bigger, and very beautiful.
The view of the Tetons from these lakes was amazing. You are right at the bottom of them looking up.
Great friends, great scenery, made for a great day. Al and I are all about buying some kayaks as soon as we can afford to. It was so relaxing being on the water.
The next day, we did a hike that I have wanted to do for a couple of years. Blacktail butte is very close to the campground, and I have looked at this trail 100’s of times, and always wanted to go up it. It’s in the park, so no doggies are allowed. Everyone wanted to go for a hike, so on Friday we went here.
See the trail on the left of the hill?
We hiked up, then we hiked up some more.
We eventually came to a spot where we could see the valley, and the Tetons.
We had lunch with the best view, and it was free.
It was another wonderful day, with great friends old and new.
Tomorrow we leave. (insert sad face again)
We are going to Utah for probably a week, then off to a new and different adventure. More on that in tomorrows post.
We have met some great new friends, and have had another memorable summer here in a place that I love.
My mountain home.