Day 52: Butte to Glacier NP

The day had two objectives: Make the drive from Butte to Glacier and enjoy the Lake Macdonald Lodge. Check and check. The highlight of the drive was a stop for huckleberry ice cream cones. Delicious! 🍦 🫐 Several weeks ago I overheard Zak telling Ellie about our cabin at Lake Macdonald. The snippet of the […]

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Days 53-56: Glacier NP

I’m leaving a lot here at Glacier: blood, sweat, tears. But I’m taking so much more: the feelings of accomplishment, closure, and perseverance. Our three day, two night backpacking trip was anything but easy. We did it though. The first day was only a little over 5 miles, mostly flat, and along a series of […]

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You Fckn Did It

“You fuckin’ did it You really did it yeah You fuckin’ did it You fuckin’ did it You fuckin’ did it You really did it yeah You fuckin’ did it You fuckin’ did it” Jason Mraz That’s right blog readers, we Fucking Did It. By far the most challenging hike of the summer, the one […]

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SORRY but i’m back‼️

Sorry grandma and mollie and the 1 other person who skims this. I’ve really wanted to post but I haven’t wanted to type it out. Right now we are sitting in Glacier traffic which is surprisingly present and One Direction is blasting there seeming no better time to update you then now!! I think I […]

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Day 51: Idaho Falls to Butte

Today was our scheduled rest day and we took full advantage. I started with a trip to the local urgent care to have my ankle checked out. Turns out it is not broken. Yay! I’m in a sturdy brace, on steroids, and am using a otc cream that says in big, bolded print: USE ONLT […]

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Day 47

A bit over a month ago we climbed are first mountain of the trip. Right after we started leaving the summit we got a call from the ottline. To sum up the conversation water was coming into our house. Lucky for us they are amazing and took care of it for us. Well that almost […]

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Day 49

Today was not a good day. It started of great with comfy bed and waffles. But soon we realized that we would not be making it to grand Teton national park by ten the time we were supposed to pick up our backpacking permit at. We were also told that of we did not make […]

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Day 49 and 50: Grand Tetons

Author’s Note: This trip was a doozy and we cut it a night short for the reasons at the bottom of the post. I wrote this first part after hiking yesterday. We started this backpacking trip with a tense stop at the visitors center to pick up our permit. The heavy traffic got us into […]

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Cup of Coffee

“What time is . . . alright, goodnight” Jack Elliot Authors Note: This post was written Monday the 19th about today and yesterday. We’re currently backpacking at Great Basin, so it likely won’t be posted for a few days. Yesterday morning we woke up in Green River, UT at what may have been the nicest […]

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