It's a darned good thing I keep notes on our travels because this post is from our fall trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons, September 23rd to be precise. I don't know what to do about Kinsey. I'm having a hard time getting her to focus.
We had been told Flat Creek was a good place to take a hike. The road to the area is just east of the National Elk Range. We didn't get too terribly far before we came to a sign that said 4 wheel drive was required. When we travel we tow a little Ford Focus (Shadow) and that's what we explore in. Shadow doesn't do 4 wheel drive roads. We had thought we could get all the way to the trailhead but Kinsey takes no chances so we got out to walk....
|Gros Ventre Wilderness|
|Flat Creek - Gros Ventre Wilderness|
Kinsey loves photographing trees, especially when they are in full fall color.
|Cottonwood -Gros Ventre Wilderness|
After a while a convertible Camaro drove by us and a nice couple waved merrily as they sped by. That was when Kinsey started to think we had been snookered by that sign. Three miles later we got to the trailhead and sure enough there was a lot full of cars, many of which were street cars. Sometimes I really think I should be the one managing this outfit.
Needless to say we can't report much on the trail as we only went about two miles up it. For that distance it was a gentle trail through a draw.
I guess you can tell I like to make fun of Kinsey. She does some pretty silly things and I often wonder how we get by. In this instance little was lost as the walk was beautiful and we both agree that being able to be out experiencing so much beauty is a gift not to be taken for granted. We were surrounded by simple, yet elegant beauty, the whole time.
|National Elk Range From the Gros Ventre Wilderness|
|Molly Montana - Gros Ventre Wilderness|
Ciao for now,