Tuesday 23 July 2013

Grand place for a Grand pee!

Grand Teton summit - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Either for an overnight or a long car to car trip, summiting the Grand Teton is to say the least a "grand" experience.  With views of the Wyoming planes to the East, and Idaho's Jedidiah Smith wilderness to the West, the views are the best of the land. 

Thanks to this bad-ass in the picture, I was fortunate to summit last year.  We did the car to car option, starting the hike at around two in the morning with the summit at one in the afternoon.  We did the Wallstreet to Upper Exum route, but most climbers choose the Owen-Spalding route.  The descent was easier than the climb, and the promise of cold Pakos (arguably the best beer in the land) drove us to be even quicker.  


Saturday 6 July 2013

Great Pee on a Great Day - Byers Peak, Colorado

What a day on top of Byers - Arapahoe National Forest, Colorado
Byers Peak, though it's not a 14er, offers some amazing views of the surrounding Colorado peaks.  The tallest peak in the Arapahoe forest is a great spot for a 6 hour day hike or some late season back country skiing.  See the attached Summit Post link for great description of trail access.

Thanks Mary for the amazing panoramic!

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