Trip Report: The Middle Teton

Trip Report: The Middle Teton
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Approaching the Middle Teton through the Meadows.It is 3:30 a.m. and I am awake, cranky, and ready to climb the Middle Teton, my first ever mountain.  This will be the highest elevation I have achieved under my own power.  I am nervous but excited.

The six of us drive up to Grand Teton National Park and get to the trailhead at about 5:00 a.m.  It is still dark and pretty chilly as we get ready to start hiking.  The sage advice, “Be bold, start cold” is wholly ignored by all of us as we cuddle deeper into our puffies.  Consequently, it isn’t long before we have to stop and de-layer.

As we hike, we are treated to a glorious sunrise.  We also run into some deer who are stationed very close to the trail while they graze.  Eventually, after many switchbacks, we reach the point where the trail branches off into Garnet Canyon.  At this point, we stop to have some snacks and ponder why we are subjecting our bodies to th.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains

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