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The Teton CrestYellowstone, WY
Yellowstone, WY
Backpack avatar Jul 20 2017
friendofThundergod
Backpack40.34 Miles 9,167 AEG
Backpack40.34 Miles4 Days         
9,167 ft AEG
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Chumley and John covered this little trek very well in their triplogs and I would suggest reading theirs for planning purposes, or other pertinent information. In fact, I really do not have anything to add in that area. This was just a great backpack with good friends and the perfect way to end my summer on the road in the northern Rockies.

First of all, a big thanks to @John9L for putting this all together. His meticulous planning kept our backpack and the logistics surrounding it pretty headache free. Although I can't give him too much credit, as once this backpack started, the mountains did all the work.

This was undoubtedly some of the most scenic country I have ever traveled through. There were sections that rivaled the Sierra Nevada and basins and lakes that could compete with anything in Glacier. We dealt with hail, lightning and snow, but it all seemed appropriate and fitting for a forty mile trek across the Continental Divide and I embraced it. After all, scenery like this, should require some grit to be expelled for the privilege to enjoy.

The hiking was also generally perfect and even with some snow, one could see the immense amount of work that has gone into the Crest Trail. The passes will get anyone's heart bumping, however, none of them broke any of us off and they were generally pretty manageable, in terms of lingering winter conditions. As one would expect with our delinquent crew, there was plenty of comic relief and the mood was light. We kept our days very manageable in terms of mileage and there was plenty of time for resting and relaxation at our generally pristine campsites. I even partook in this thing called sleeping in and to be honest after three weeks of binge hiking and backpacking in Glacier, it was lovely.

In the end, we finished to no issues, no equipment lost and all person's present, so a good trip in my book. The once in a lifetime scenery, memories and experiences along the way only further reaffirm this assessment.
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