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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Things that are Jackson Hole-y...

This past weekend Chase and I drove our motorcycle up to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Yeah it was about 6-7 hours in a car, but when you stop for gas (and to rest a sore bum) it takes about 1-2 hours longer. We went up with our friends Tony & Jenna. They drove a car, and we took the bike.

This was one of Chase's bucket list items that he's always wanted to do.


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Yup the roads were slightly wet, it was super cold Friday morning, we stopped outside of Park City to bundle up even more.

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Love my face! I was scared to take a picture of us going 65 mph.

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This is the canyon heading up to Jackson. Can't ever get to see the beauty in a car. That is one benefit of riding the motorcycle.

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The first thing I said when I came around the first corner was "wow!" I honestly don't remember it being that pretty. The last time I was in Jackson was when I was 14 with my girl scout troop. 
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Chase wanted a picture of how we got the bike up there. 

We were about to head down the river after him taking this picture of the bike. Well clouds came in and it started to rain, more like a down pour. It was freezing too! The boy scouts we were going to go with ended up not wanting to go again and so we packed everything up and headed to the High Adventure Scout Camp outside of Hoback, WY. The only way we were able to stay at that camp was because Tony's brothers are working there at the camp this summer.

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Yup soon after it started raining! Chase ended up riding in the rain to get to the camp.

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Saturday morning we woke up to these awesome clouds hovering over the mountains. 

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This was our tent set up! The bike stayed in that position the whole time we were up there, cover and all. It pretty much rained the entire time we were there. 

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More clouds and just overall pretty.

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Ahhh... Just no fun for us to go rafting in.

Saturday morning Chase, Tony and a bunch of other people (minus Jenna) got all packed up and headed out to West Table to Put in the river. I have several pictures on my water proof camera that hasn't been developed yet. We had 2 boats, we went with Tony's dad as a guide on our first run. It was a little cold going down the river on this run. When we got to take out the sun started coming out. On the second run we had Tony's brother Devon guide us down. It was definitely way better with Devon. He made sure we hit every rapid. It was nice and sunny up until we got to the last set of rapids called Cottonwoods. Then it started raining and every time the water splashed us it was cold! 

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Tony, Jenna, Me & Chase in Jackson.

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Chase and I living it up! 

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This was the view of the mountains on Sunday morning. It was SO pretty! Since it basically was rainy all weekend long we prayed Saturday night that it would be sunny for us on the way home. 

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Chase first wanted to take a picture of the bike at the Tetons. To prove that we actually rode the bike out there. Yup, he's cool like that. :) Gotta prove his way through life, because honestly no-one believes that he rode on an elephant. haha

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Us at the Tetons! It was seriously breath taking coming up and around the corner to see the Tetons. 

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I spy with my little eye a front wheel of the motorcycle. :) 

So on our way back from Jackson the weather was awesome, no rain, no clouds. Well we get outside of Evanston, and we see rain clouds. We gear up and head in. Sure enough it started raining. When you are riding into the rain, going 65, it hurts. Well we stop to eat (and to get out of the rain) and tried waiting out the storm. Nope no luck, still drizzling. We head out and hit rain 2 more times after that. I am SO glad we took our rain/snow gear with us. Without it we would have been soaked and cold. Regardless we had an awesome time and hope to go back again, next time not on the bike! :)

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome trip! Looks so much fun and such an adventure. I can't believe you guys rode the bike!! Crazy kids.

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