Crest Trail

Okay! I’m playing catch up here, so get ready for a couple posts in a row.

After conquering the 6 mile southern chunk of the Big Hole Crest Trail, I thought it was time to head out for the next canyon to canyon loop. This was from Grove Creek trailhead, past Red Mountain, and up to the Patterson Creek trailhead.

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What I thought would be a 4 hour hike, turned out to be about 13 miles and 6 hours long. Blistered and sunburned, I returned home exhausted but feeling accomplished. It was great to see how far my feet could take me, and the wildflowers alone were completely worth it.

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Skyrocket / Scarlet Gilia

One unexpected aspect of the trip was the new perspective I got. I traveled far enough north to be able to catch a glimpse of the back side of Buck mountain – on the south end of the Tetons main peaks.

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