The midday sun scorched through the roof of our car as we looked for a single spot to park at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center. We finally decided to take a spot on the side of the road a quick walk away from the trailhead.
I have a confession—I had no idea that Canada Day was coming up. Yes, I enjoy vacation days just like the next guy. But living in America means I just don’t study that much about Canada (and unfortunately we don’t celebrate the holiday). Canada might as well be the other side of the world.
There are very few times in my life that I have been at a
complete loss for words. Once, when I was a kid, my mother flew out of the
driveway without looking behind her first, (not that it would have helped) completely
destroying my new scooter in the process. I didn’t have much to say because I
knew words could never bring my scooter back.
Fairy falls stands as one of Yellowstone’s tallest
waterfalls at 197 feet. The sun blazed as we walked the gravel path to the
The path itself offered little resistance; a few small hills, logs
crossing creeks, and dense forested areas were the only real obstacles standing
between the falls and us. I would recommend this hike to any hiker regardless of skill level.
This was my first adventure inside Grand Teton National Park. The park sits less than 2 hours east of Rexburg. We stopped at the visitor center first. I asked a ranger the little question of the day, and I learned that moose can dive up to 20 ft. under water in order to feed on aquatic plants. Can you imagine swimming along under water, and then all of the sudden running into a giant moose? Learn more about the lakes here.
I have hiked some pretty crazy trails in my life. Let me tell you from experience, there is nothing more exciting than spending every last drop of energy on a hike and finally reaching the summit. I took this picture on a trip through Yellowstone.