It was snowing lightly down here in the valley. Our "run" up was a hike due to the large amounts of snow that fell on the Western slope of the Tetons. The sun was shining some of the time and it snowed the whole time. We hiked/marched/slogged through the fresh powder while trying to walk on snowmobile tracks.
From an Addison's perspective, this was a very successful outing. I hydrated well (drank about 100 oz of water), ate before I was hungry and took enough HC to keep me from having any lows. My attitude stayed good, even when I was cold. When my attitude gets awful and I feel super tired (I often have an attitude that's awful, that alone is not a sign of failure in hydration , nutrition or medication!), it's a sign that I have failed in hydration, nutrition or medicating.
Allison marching up. The horizon you can see far in the background of the picture is Teton Valley. We were only half way up!
9,432 feet high. A vertical elevation gain of 3,200 feet! Not bad for a winter hike with only sneakers on.
View from the top, the trees are much shorter up here than farther down and they're twisted and dead too.
This is the view on the way down. We couldn't see our foot prints from our hike up. It was snowing pretty hard. We stayed on top for too long without moving much. On the way down we got COLD and the run/march/slog was tough because of the new snow. Luckily, our men bumped into us (not literally) with their snowmobiles right when we were both miserable. We got a 2 mile snowmobile ride and ran to the bottom.
This is what it looks like when you're riding on the back of the snowmobile. 21 seconds.
Allison running down Spring Creek. I was holding the camera on top of my head, facing backwards that's why the video is so bad! 16 seconds.