home sweet home

This is the part of the trail where most people (including moi!) hug the rocky mountain side of the path!

The view looking back toward the Grand Tetons. We propped the camera on a backpack , set the timer, and snapped our own pic!

Okay, maybe it wasn’t really this steep, but it sure felt like it at times!

The view looking out over the beautiful, glacial Jenny Lake. We were at 7200 feet at this point and I could really feel the altitude, which made the hike that much more challenging.

Mr. bookbabie heading back down the mountain.

The trail continues 1/2 mi to Inspiration Point over a rocky path that is moderately steep. That’s how my Foder’s Montana & Wyoming guide book describes the trail in these photos. I guess when you’re talking about the Grand Tetons you might call this trail moderately steep, but compared to the rolling hills of Michigan, I would say that this trail is very steep and at one point not nearly wide enough!

We’re home from our western adventure. Part I of our travels in Jackson Hole was spiritually renewing, Part II after we hit the road to Yellowstone and beyond was a bit taxing as one small travel trial after another piled up making home sweet home look that much better by the time we slipped between the covers of our own bed, jet lagged and exhausted on Sunday night.

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to : Grab your current read, Open to a random page, Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. I must admit, I obviously did not open to a random page and I only shared one sentence, could be the jet lag that’s causing me to recklessly break all the rules today, or maybe it’s the fact that I’m 50 now and can do whatever I want;)

10 thoughts on “home sweet home

  1. That is steep in my book. You never realize how dangerous a trail is until you really step foot on it though. Steep with large sections of granite are not bad, but steep with tiny bits of slippery shale, not so good. The trip makes for some beautiful pics though. What gorgeous weather!

  2. Those colors are straight out of paint tubes… That scenery is breathtaking! Sounds like the altitude was too. 😉 Glad you had a great birthday getaway.

  3. Those pictures beg for an off the wall commentary. I shall not go there. It is a beautiful area of this great country of ours. Not at all like our little corner where the highest hills are speed bumps. Makes me want to take a little trip. Pappy

  4. What fabulous photos. Welcome back.

    And I love that now you’re 50 you can do whatever you want ~ welcome to the club! Isn’t it great to be liberated?

  5. Wow, these are really great photographs. My brother-in-law and his family live in Jackson, so visiting them is always a treat. We did some of the hikes around Jenny Lake back in July.

  6. It looks beautiful! 🙂

    I had trouble with the altitude, too (in Colorado last month). But I was in great shape when we got home.

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