Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Originally, our plans for the weekend were to hike Electric Peak. But with thunderstorms on their way, we decided to do something that might be a little bit safer than hiking the mountain that's known for so many lightening strikes on it. So I went camping on Shadow mountain with Liz, Karlie, and John. We didn't get to our site until midnight, but the view in the morning was breathtaking! To make things even better, we also got to wake up to John making us pancakes on his little camp stove, accompanied by a good cup of coffee. :) We decided to hike to Hermitage point in the Colter Bay area and then took a nap once we reached our destination. The day was perfectly relaxing and enjoyable. And to wrap it up, we stopped on our way back and had Thai Pizza!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
We decided to make our way into Jackson in hopes of fixing Liz's car. However, no mechanic was open on Saturday. But we still had a sweet time! First we shopped for a bit where I bought a new pair of hiking boots, then we headed out to Phelps lake to enjoy a nice rainy hike and some cliff jumping! And for the first time in 2 months, I had Thai!!! It was a perfect after hike meal. :) But if course no girls night would be complete without splitting 3 different desserts before heading home :)
By far, my favorite day hike so far! :). Liz, Marshall, and I decided to do a long hike together to Union Falls. The falls are probably the most beautiful in the entire park! :). The trail itself was great, including a few fords, which is nothing new for us. However, the best part of the trail was a naturally heated swimming hole that spurred off the trail! We swam for a little while there, and it was great since we had the entire trail all to ourselves all day!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Apparently Yellowstone is one of the safest places to hitchhike. Daniel and I were on our way to Gardiner, and a couple of girls from Taiwan needed a ride to Mammoth. It was great to get to know a little bit about them and hear about their time in Yellowstone during our short ride together. :)
Daniel and I headed up to Gardiner to visit the Mclaughlins. They were having friends over for an evening of sand volleyball, ice cream, and swing dancing! It was such a good time, and I loved getting a couple of dances in with Daniel as he tried to teach me a few moves. I even got to dance with a guy who flipped me! A little scary, but so much fun!