I believe that the young Tetons, the way they rise sharply out of a Wyoming valley, are the most impressive mountains in the U.S. In my college days, I hiked and camped in them thar hills.
When Lisa and I were up there, we stayed in a very small town and made a cabin our base for three days. We drove through the Tetons and up into Yellowstone. I loved the Tetons, but Yellowstone was just okay for me; Wrong weather, wrong day. I’d go there again and hope for a better day, though.
I might have told you that I worked in Yellowstone for three summers while I was in college. We experienced all sorts of weather. It even snowed enough to play in and slide down Mt Washburn on once every summer. Two friends and I camped next to Lake Solitude in the Tetons during our third summer. We walked out onto a small frozen lake and then nearly got stuck out there when the ice began to melt. That is when I learned that lake ice melts from the shoreline in.
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