One GiG Group Breaks Trail for Second Group to Follow at Teton
The group that went Saturday was the trailbreakers. We figured we were the first ones to be on this trail in almost four years, so it was pretty special. We didn't see any evidence that anyone had come before us except on the North Fork Waldron Creek section.
The day was a bit windy at first as we geared up, but the grey turned to blue by the end of the day with occasional flakes. And yes, the snow was deep, so we did blaze a nice path for the gals coming the next day, some of whom were new to the area.
After our three-mile trek, we ate at the ski hill. Although the menu is limited with the new owners, everyone felt the food was good: sausage/potato soup, chili, quesadillas and cheeseburgers along with hot cocoa.
We left at 7:30 and arrived back home around 3.
The second group the next day had easy sailing on the trail and, therefore, went a little farther toward the bowl. Desirae had rented snowshoes from Bighorn and had trouble with them. Again, Bighorn had given one of our gals men's snowshoes that kept falling off.
A few ventured off trail a bit to see how deep the snow was. Others were happy for a broken trail. But everyone had to break a bit of trail on the return along the road as the snowplow had piled up snow covering the tracks from the day before. Since the last part is uphill, the trail breaking was a bit hard on a few of the gals.
They too ate at the ski hill, but the cafe got things a bit mixed up. Not everyone got what they ordered..
We left GF at 8 a.m and returned by 3 p.m.
Who went Day One: Nora, Josy, Paula, June, Susan, Katie
Who went Day Two: Sara, Viki, Judy, Susie, Amber, Susan, Jaye, Desirae