Post by absarokanaut on May 30, 2023 15:26:45 GMT -8
I am fatter than my usual fat self but got about 5 miles in going out and back to Huckleberry Point yesterday. There were a lot of folks on the trails enjoying the Holiday and it barely sprinkled on me, a nice change from the afternoon downpours we've been having. Looks like its gonna dump again right now.The trail is in good albeit sometimes quite rocky condition aside from the usual seasonal flooding in just a few places. Beautiful day, mid 50s to mid 60s. Larkspur, Spring Beauties, and tiny buttercups were glowing on occasion.
I was treated to an awesome reminder of the preciousness of life when I came across a cow moose bearing down and trying to calve out. I got two photos, one on my way out and one on my way back. Not wanting to bother her anymore than I had to they're not the greatest quality but they'll trigger a marvelous memory for me the rest of my days.
The Tetons from the Teton Point Turnout.
Seasonal Flooding. The frogs were louder than Minnie Pearl on Meth.
One enormous egg shell. Had to be Trumpeter or Tundra Swan, HUGE!
Mama moose to be on my way out to Huckleberry Point.
The mouth of Death Canyon and Albright Peak from Huckleberry Point.
On may back mommy had moved just a few feet and she was making painful noises and breathing quite heavily. Both moose photos made while walking past on the trail she was right next to. Think she may have been trying to keep away from larger predators by being so close to pretty heavy human traffic.
With far fewer people I greatly prefer Phelps Lake to Jenny Lake. Have always done great with black bears, moose, elk, all kinds of birds. Most frightening moose charge I've ever had was at the campsite on the west shore in 2006. The Jumping Rock is a lot of fun on hot days. One night on the lake and one night at Mt. Hunt Divide is a great trip.