For the 4th, Catherine and I were kindly invited down to central-eastern Oregon for some off the beaten path relaxation. Catherine’s Aunt Nancy and her fiance Dwayne took us in and showed us what Eastern Oregon is all about: trap shooting, off-roading, hikes, and planned siestas.
…are two things that I’m hoping don’t always go together, This past weekend Catherine and I went for a jaunt on the edge of the Northern Cascades, in search of “Lake 22”. Similar to several previous fall hikes, we knew we were in for a bit of wet weather, and this time we made the day more about exploring old growth than bee-lining for a high alpine ridge.
We made it to Wyoming and the Tetons by Tuesday afternoon (Day 4), and I was definitely not prepared for the gorgeous views.
The Tetons, which seem to pierce the sky, have no foothills blocking them.
The first ‘view’ at Oxbow Bend.
Heading into Jackson, we stopped to catch the sunset. After experiencing the town a bit, the next day we went for a long hike along Jenny and it’s neighboring lakes.
Last major stop: Glacier. Unlike any place we’d been to yet, we arrived Friday the 13th and spent the first day sightseeing.
Glacier felt big, and begging you to explore the glacial basins and tall peaks.
We drove up Going-To-The-Sun road, and tried to take it easy with our laden-down Subaru.