Early this year, I got a phone call from my friend Graham. It was wet and cold in Salt Lake, presumably at the tail end of a rare snow storm, when he called. I was off work that day and was standing barefoot on the cold floor in the front bedroom of our old house. I stared out the window at the melting snow as we exchanged niceties, got each other up to speed on respective life happenings. At the end of the call, Graham mentioned he had been selected in a lottery to thru hike the Teton Crest Trail. He invited me to join.
Several months later, in the middle of July, four of us came together in the heart of Grand Teton National Park to complete the hike - Daniel, Michael, Graham, and myself. It was truly unreal. In five days and four nights, we logged roughly 42 miles through some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain I have ever seen. We scaled and descended steep rocky exposures, crossed numerous snow-covered passes, and camped in some unbelievably lush canyons. It was monumental for me and an incredible, unforgettable trip all around. Pictures below.