|Bracelet from my shop Lively Happenings|
So when I planned out my desires for my 25th year on this earth, see original post here, I knew without a doubt making a trip back to Jackson Hole had to be in the plan. Last year, my family climbed the Grand Teton with me. While scrambling up the mountain side, I kept seeing the most beautiful lake and knew I had to get there. So I made it my goal in 2013 to hike Lake Solitude.
As the year progressed, I kept putting off my dream hike to Lake Solitude in Grand Teton National Park. I would come up with excuse after excuse: I'm too busy with work, I have to prepare for the craft shows, I don't want to go without Neal, I'm too busy still...etc.
Finally, I had had it with work, and decided, it was time for a break. So I called up my dad and we made arrangements to hike Lake Solitude!
My dreams kept turning into those of sunbathing and jumping into fresh glacial waters to cool myself off after a long hike. I knew it was time!
|Lake Solitude from the climb up the Grand Teton|
The original plan was to arrive on Thursday, hike on Sunday, and go back home Monday. We had a few boulders in our way though. On Saturday, I went for a run, a typical 3 mile run, and tweaked my knee. It hurt SO bad! This was my Instagram check-in before I realized how in pain I really was!
|Taken during my run that injured my knee :-/|
|This unique wood carved feature is by Caprice Pierucci. These were beautiful and very dimensional|
|My knee brace and disappointment face after making the call not to hike on Sunday.|
I'll continue the remainder of my adventures in three upcoming blog posts over the next Throwback Thursdays:
Snake River Float Trip
On Friday, I planned a boat trip for my dad, Kim (his girlfriend), my brother, Marlee & myself. I'd only done the white water rafting on the Snake, but this one was a much calmer, more relaxing and quite beautiful float trip. We ended it, of course with a lunch at my favorite, Dornans!
Grand View Point Trailhead & The Geysers of Yellowstone
On Sunday, we did a different, much shorter hike, that I might say is one of my favorite views of all time! And we then went to Yellowstone, which is always awesome, but I think this trip was one of the best!
Dream Hike, Lake Solitude Grand Teton National Park
Due to flying standby, and not being able to get out of Jackson Hole, WY on Monday, we actually got to stay 2 extra days! My knee was healed enough, and we got to do my dream hike!!!
|We made it! 4 hours and 20 min.!|