September 10th – Fruita, CO

Wow! A lot has happened since my last post, I’ll try and make it quick. When Kevin and I left Idaho Falls we headed to Grand Targhee Resort and did some downhill mountain biking. Super fun but the trails were pretty rough and rocky. Overall, it was a great biking experience.
Grand Targhee Bike Park

After we left Grand Targhee we ended up at the Spud Drive-In where we got to see the (ORIGINAL) Willy Wonka, a free shower and a place to camp.

From there we headed through the Tetons and then into my favorite place on earth, Lander, WY. I showed Kevin my favorite canyon and we climbed for a few more days before he had to leave for Wisconsin. While in Lander, we stayed a free campsite within Sinks Canyon. It was only a mile from the crag!
Sinks Canyon – Free dispersed camping, clean toilets and up to 14 days!

I headed North to Montana to finally set my eyes on Glacier National Park, and Kevin headed home to Wisconsin. In route to Glacier I stopped in Yellowstone again to catch Old Faithful one time, and then continued my journey North. I made it to Ennis Lake that night and was able to find a beautiful campsite right on Ennis Lake.
Clute’s Landing – Free, pit-toilets, right on the lake!

Once at the park, I met up with my friend, Sean, again. Her and I got to link up earlier this summer so running into her again was great! We did a few hikes in the park, and even got a backcountry permit for a quiet night out of the crowds.

I left Sean Saturday evening after we got out of the backcountry, and headed straight south to see my friends from the PCT. We went out and did 30 miles on the Colorado River. We had a smokey day, a REALLY cold, rainy day, and one perfectly sunny day. I got to see friends I haven’t seen since the PCT and also meet some really awesome people. We rented from Rimrock Adventures, who I highly recommend if you need any rental items for a river trip! Super nice and very helpful.

Although it was very cold and some of us were on the verge of hyperthermia, we had an amazing time! Can’t wait to get out on the river again, it was a such a great experience.

Headed South today to climb with a friend in Northern Utah before I set out on my biggest adventure yet, the High Route of the Wind River Range.
Onward!

 “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
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