Gros Ventre Wilderness Area
Due to confusing information in our hiking book, it took us a little while to figure out exactly where the trailhead was, but we finally did. We took off on our journey to see the waterfall. The views of the Gros Ventre Range were still incredible!! This is Pyramid Peak right in front of us as we cross through the brush and wildflowers.
And then we traveled through a meadow area where Granite Creek flows peacefully through. The valley through here was so beautiful! And the mountains above were also incredible. All of a sudden we turned around a corner in the trail and saw this guy looking down at us. What a cute face!! We continued down the trail where the creek seemed to be more filled with water as it traveled over the rocks.We kept on hiking and then got to this little waterfall. We both agreed though, this did NOT look like the picture in the hiking book!!
It was very pretty and all, but after a bit of discussion, we decided to keep hiking and hoping for bigger and better. We were not let down at all!! This photo doesn’t really do it any justice. It was large enough that I couldn’t get it all in one photo from where we were. It was amazing to look at though!!
And then the REAL surprise came! We could have driven all the way to this magnificent waterfall! All we had to do was drive a few more miles past the trailhead!!! Oh well. We enjoyed the hike anyway!! After a while, we turned around and hiked our way back. The views were still astounding! And the wildflowers along this hike were gorgeous!!! And I know I did this in another blog, but I got even better wildflower pics on this hike, so for those of you who enjoy photos of flowers, enjoy this new album.
Another great day in the mountains!!