Day:8 Mile:1950 Yellowstone N.P.

Published: August 14th 2009
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1: Snow 27 secs

avalanche peak
Decided to go on a longer/harder hike on the eastern side of Yellowstone today. Avalanche Peak Trail climbs 2150 feet in 2 miles to the summit at 10,566 feet. The views of the surrounding mountains were fantastic. Saw a lot of mountain wildflowers and butterflies, but more importantly I found what I was really searching for, SNOW! I don’t know why but I got the biggest kick out of seeing snow in August. So what did I decide to do? Make a snow angel of course! I think the vid turned out nicely. After I found the snow I continued up a few more hundred meters to the summit. It was a difficult climb, took nearly 3 hours to get up there, but well worth it. You get a real sense of accomplishment at the top, plus some b..e..a..utiful scenery.
After Avalanche Peak I came back to the tent, took a nap, then did another short easy hike near Yellowstone Lake.
All in all a very tiring but very rewarding day. Tomorrow I head to Grand Teton National Park and continue the journey west.


Lesson of the day: You can see every amazing place in the world,

mountain wildflowers
but it doesn’t mean anything unless your at peace with the people that mean the most to you.

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above 10,000 feet

top the the peak

top of the peak

yellowstone lake

19th August 2009

Video is a nice addition. Didn't appreciate the snowball very much though.

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