Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Burt's Visit, August 14-August 22, 2001
I went to visit my mother and sister and to experience some of the outdoors. When I was in Austria last year I wound up reading a number of books. I vowed this time to be active enough so the books would be a last resort. I never read a page this time but I imperiled my health several times. Three and 1/2 years ago I was here with Samantha. Samantha is again in Austria in college in Vienna (the purpose of this page is for me to record my experience so I will not forget it, it it interests you, fine, if not go to another site that has fancy Java script and tables and more). I am in a lot of the pictures because I like to see people in pictures. I can get travelogues anywhere plus there must be some ego involved!
This is the view from my mother's apartment. I have wanted to climb this mountain for 4 years. So I on the first day I set out to do just that . Weather in Jackson ranges from the low 40s in the morning to low 80s. Humidity is low.
The mountain looked like it was dried grass and easy to climb. It was far more pebbles, plus Jackson is at 6200 feet so the air is thin. I huffed and puffed. My mother lives in the building just over the hill. I thought this was the top, but when I got here, there was yet another peak.
About 1800 feet above Jackson, don't I look cool and relaxed? It was a lie. I rested for 10 minutes before I took the picture. By the way, you should not climb alone, without water and with defective sneakers.
Looks so easy doesn't it? Too bad I decided to take the hard way down
What is that thing in the distance? This picture gives you a sense of the terrain and angle of climb. If you climb a mountain it is good to look for trails, I will remember that next time!
This picture does not give my desent its due. It was so steep I could not walk down it, I slid on my butt most of the way down. I was very sore the next day plus my damaged sneakers put a sore on my toe that made walking difficult the next few days.
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