Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Climbing the Grand Teton- Day 1

It was pretty spur of the moment decision but we did it!  We headed to Driggs Idaho to climb the Grand Teton.  We had a great group of friends to summit with. Dalls and I couldn't have done it without them and their expertise.

The kids were sad to be left in Logan and sad to miss the upcoming Eclipse but we couldn't do both... see the Eclipse and summit the Grand  Teton.  We slept at Angs parents house and headed out the next day.  We got our permits from the Ranger Station/Visitor Center and up we went.  Like up up and more up.  I thought the first half was steep enough with packs on but they reassured me this wasn't bad yet.  

We made it to the pass and found a very cozy place to set up three tents.  It was unbelievably windy.  But the sun was out so we didn't freeze.  We had some dinner, filled our water up, and went to the bathroom.  Talk about a room with a view! You have to haul EVERYTHING out that you carry in.  

Here is a site that has almost too much beta, but don't let it overwhelm you. I think they just wanted to name every rock. 

This video shows the climbing sections, I think that they are all on mini micro tractions of some sort and have a bunch of people on one rope, which makes me wonder if we should do the same. Thoughts?

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