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Scary Name–AMAZING Place!!!

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I can’t tell you the number of people who would come in to get a backpacking permit and would be too nervous to ask for a permit to stay in Death Canyon because of it’s name.  It doesn’t sound like a very welcoming place though, does it?  I have to admit, the name of it made me want to never go there………..until I got my first glimpse inside it!!  Actually, the first time I got a glimpse was the summer of 2010 when we hiked around Phelps Lake and we could just see the very beginning of the canyon and it looked so beautiful! I had wanted to get back in there ever since, but wasn’t able to last year with my knee surgery mid-summer and all, so this year was gonna be perfect for it!  WOW!  If I had only known what I was missing!!  It ended up being one of my very favorite places in the park once I did find it!  There’s a Patrol Cabin that sits up within the cabin that was built back in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It sits at the junction of the Death Canyon Trail and the Alaska …

Blame the Computer!

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No, I haven’t already given up on catching up on this blog! Although some of you might have been convinced otherwise by now! I swear, computers just DO NOT like me!!  Shortly after posting my last post, my computer decided that it didn’t want to allow the touchpad (or built-in mouse) to work any longer!  I was in the middle of downloading a program to my laptop and all of a sudden, the touchpad just froze up!  So, for a few days, all spare time was spent trying to fix it!  Poor Sal.  He spent hours, and I do mean HOURS, on the phone with people from the Geek Squad and then people from Toshiba trying to reload the driver for the touchpad, over and over again.  Never worked!  Then more time was spent resetting the hard drive to an earlier time, as in before the program was installed, in case it caused the problem.  And then, actually reset the entire computer back to it’s original state from when we purchased it!!  Still didn’t work!  So, now my computer has been shipped to Toshiba and …

Happy New Year

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As I’ve been reading and catching up on the blogs that I read regularly,  I realized everyone is recapping their 2012 year.  I also realized, for multiple reasons, that I did a horrible job of keeping up on my blog this past year!  This makes it about impossible for me to just try to recap the whole year in one blog post at this point!  LOL  I’ve been thinking for a little while what the best way was for me to get back into blogging again, and I’ve decided that even though it has all already happened I am still going to cover all that happened and what we saw and did over the summer of 2012 in the Tetons in the blog!  Who says that just because most everyone else writes about what is going on right NOW in their blogs that I have to do it that same way?  It seems I spend much of my life doing things differently than many others do anyway, so why stop now, right????  Besides, we had all kinds of wonderful fun that I still want to share!
A lot of the reason that blog posts didn’t get don…