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What a Birthday! Good & Bad………

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So, as my birthday was approaching, Sal asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate, and I responded pretty much the same way that I always do; I said, “Let’s go backpacking!”  I don’t always get my wish, but this year, Sal said yes!  Although I had hoped for a two night trip, Sal agreed to an over-nighter and I took what I could get and we headed off to Death Canyon.  Don’t let the name fool you!  It’s an incredible place!!!  First, the hike takes you past Phelps Lake, formed by retreating Death Canyon Glacier 9,000 years ago.  It’s a mile and a half long and about 525 acres in size.     A little while later you can see the mouth of Death Canyon in front of you on the trail.  It’s that time of year where the flutterbutts are all out and about too, which I always love!  It’s fun to watch the different colors flying around and landing on the wildflowers!  The fault that formed the Teton Mountains, followed by glacial erosion of softer rock on top, is what eventually formed the narrow can…

Teton Animal Update

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Well, I am completely convinced that computers somehow have it out for me!  Not sure what I’ve done to upset them in my previous life, but it must have been something BIG!  I know that I am waaayy  behind on blog posts now, but you have my handy computers to blame for that!  I won’t bore you with all the details, but will just let you know that I was without a reliable computer at my disposal for weeks!  And even now, with a new one on my lap, I must still admit, I have my doubts!  At any rate, instead of trying to catch you up on everything in the order in which we did it, I will jump to our current location of Grand Teton National Park, since I know some people are already chomping at the bit for some wildlife photos from around here.  It might take me a bit to catch back up to everything, but sooner or later, I’ll get there.  Just be patient with me.  We arrived here the very end of April for Sal to start his summer job.  I still had some play time to fill before I had to start.  A…

One Extreme to Another

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We left Carizzo Plain National Monument headed for another great place that I found online that we could stay for free.  We drove and drove and drove.  The views were great and we also saw some beautiful ranches!  We kept driving and driving some more.  We finally ended up at the campground only to find out that it didn’t quite work for us!  We did all of the homework we could before we went out too!  I saw pictures online, we made phone calls to ranger offices, etc, but still, it didn’t work!!  So, we ended up staying in a truck stop for the night, changed our plans, and headed towards the coast!  As we neared the coastline we could see Moro Rock in the distance.I mean, given all the options, it made sense to us!  And once we were driving along Hwy 1 and made our first stop right along the beach and smelled the ocean, we knew it was the right decision!  The drive to the campground was an interesting one.  We kind of knew that the Highway could be narrow at times, but it was WAY more …