Day 2 of our hiking adventures: today Tay and I headed over to Island Lake where the trail is marked “easy” at 5.2 miles. With the temp being 84 degrees it felt more moderate hahaha. Absolutely beautiful.
Took the kids backpacking this weekend with @mollyauf and family and it far exceeded my expectations. Whining was at a minimum, the smoke wasn’t too bad, and the lake we picked was utter perfection. We swam, played, relaxed in the hammock, watched meteor showers, and generally let our kids and ourselves run wild. So glad we stuck to our guns and made it happen. Could possibly be the best weekend of the summer. 🏕⛰💙🌲#familybackpacking#backpackingwithkids#sheexplores#islandlake#tahoenationalforest
The Wind River Range of Wyoming was carved by glaciers and as a result has many, many lakes. This is a photo of Upper Titcomb Lake, in the Titcomb Basin near Island Lake where we camped. In addition to lakes, the basin had several fields of wildflowers. Worth a visit, though it's quite a hike to reach.
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👉If we believe we can do something, then likelihood of suceess is far greater than the converse.
👎If we keep a negative attitude with pain, the pain will be more likely to persist.
👍The most effortless thing we can do to improve our health is simply to think positive.
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We took an AMAZING hike to Ice Lake, Island Lake, and the rim of the basin. It was spectacular and the bluest water we've ever seen! Of course, I couldn't pass up a chance to swim in Ice Lake (and it's name didn't disappoint)! It was a pretty strenuous 10+mile hike topping out at almost 14,000ft! Thanks to @pstew85 for the pointers! Ps-you're crazy (aka awesome)! No filters needed! #brossbliss#icelake#icelakebasin#islandlake#silverton#getoutside#themountainsarecalling#nofilter
Sometimes you get lucky in the alpine and make Pika friends! Pikas are extremely temperture sensitive, so they escape the heat by living at high elevation and burrowing in the rocks, similar to what the average college student does when deadlines and bills are approaching.
Island Lake, located in the northern portion of the Wind River Range of Wyoming, is certainly one of the prettier places we've camped. We recently returned from a three-day trip to the lake, spending both nights on a bench overlooking the west side of the lake with Fremont and Jackson peaks in the distance. This photo is the view from our campsite a little before sunset.