The Hike

Never so weary, never so in woe,
Bedabbled with the dew, and torn with briers;
I can no further crawl, no further go;
My legs can keep no pace with my desires. – A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

We were all ready for our first hike of the trip, or so we thought.  We had our layers on, our camelbak packs with water, sturdy shoes, bug spray and  granola snacks packed away.  Jenny Lake has several trails of varying difficulties.  I started out with my trusty walking sticks and my much younger family members.  It was a gorgeous hike, and a beautiful lake with the Grand Tetons in the background.

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Connor and Alexa at Jenny Lake.

I immediately fell behind the rest of the group, which didn’t surprise me.  I went as far as I could, taking pictures along the way, resting when needed. When the trail began to ascend, I was struggling and when I caught up with my family, I decided to return to the Visitor Center and wait for them to finish the trail.  It was a good call.  They returned about an hour later after completing the loop and assured me that my decision had been a good one.

“You would have never made it Grandma!”  laughed Alexa.

There was plenty to keep me busy at the Visitor’s Center; great displays to learn more about the mountains and a gift shop to pick up a few souvenirs.  And a bench for weary hikers to relax and rest for awhile.

You can't really take a bad picture out here.

You can’t really take a bad picture out here.

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Upper Geyser Basin

Lower Falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Lower Falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

There were many more hikes during the next two weeks.  I completed the Upper Geyser Basin trail  at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, at Colter Bay, and at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to view the Lower Falls.  It really was a midsummer’s dream come true.


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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5 Responses to The Hike

  1. no hiking for me…but, did manage to walk A LOT!…on vacation…Sounds like a great trip!

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  2. Chris says:

    Loved it!!

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. LB says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve visited the west. Your photos are wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed the Visitors Center. So much to learn there!

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  4. Ruth2Day says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit geysers, not only because of the sight, but also to hear the noise, it must be wonderful

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  5. Sounds and looks like a wonderful trip.

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