Archives for teton crest trail

Death March flowers

Just because the 24 hour hike was called the Death March doesn’t mean it was bad. In fact, it was quite beautiful. Being able to cover 45 miles in 24 hours meant I was able to see and appreciate a literal mountain of sights in just a single day. The Teton Crest Trail was rife with wildflowers late in the season. They made all the effort worth it.
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Categories: photography and Trips.

Death March successful

Death March success The Death March spawns Zombie Ride was a complete success. Hiking the Teton Crest Trail straight through was a spectacular experience. I was the only participant but, as I was told, it takes a certain mental derangement to want to do this activity. That’s okay because it’s one of the things I specialize in. Being on Paintbrush Divide at midnight was a special experience. As there is no camping allowed at Lake Solitude, it was the first time I had ever experienced real solitude at that mountainous location. The only company were the green and orange eyes
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Categories: motivation, training, and Trips.

Death March Zombie

Death March Spawns Zombie Ride What is this death march and how will it spawn a zombie ride you ask? Great question. It’s tentatively planned to start Aug 9 at 7am from Granite Canyon trailhead, planned for near a full moon, weather dependent. I have been pondering doing this for some time, well after I have already backpacked the Teton Crest Trail. I always thought it would be interesting to do this in a straight-through, 24-hour hike. Then, to make it more interesting, I wanted to bike back from String Lake to the starting point at Granite Canyon Trailhead. If
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Categories: climbing, photography, and Trips.

Teton Crest straight thru

I’m preparing to hike the Teton Crest Trail straight through, from Granite Canyon to String Lake, then ride my bike back to the Granite Canyon trail head. The hike distance is 40 miles with a gain/loss of 10,000 feet. I don’t cheat by starting at the top of the tram. I estimate 24 hours, though that’s a guess. Email me to join if you like!
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Categories: Uncategorized.

Death hike into Grand Teton National Park

For the first night in nearly a week, the sky was clear in Grand Teton National Park. With the storms and snow blowing through in late September, hiking up and around the Teton Crest Trail had looked pretty dubious from continuous poor weather.  But there was a break.  It was supposed to be clear for two days and then a storm was to move through the area.  I had a very short window to make this happen. I had wanted to hike the Teton Crest Trail straight through from the Granite Canyon trailhead to Jenny Lake via Paintbrush canyon for
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Categories: gear, motivation, and training.