My first blog post

So this is the first time ive ever done a blog and im not sure what to do. So first of all this is Topher. Just so we know who is penning this sparatic collection of thoughts.

Yesterday was the fourth of july. Independence day. We had come from veadawoo the previous day and had pitched camp outside of alpine wy. About an hour south of Yellowstone. There were an insane number of bugs when we woke up and we quickly abandoned ship in search of someplace less insect inclined. We found refuge at a day use area where we set up a camp hammock Mik had purchased between two trees. To say is was a relaxing day is an understatement. Napping in the shade of a tree, reading “The Night Circus”(a very excellent book so far) and listening to the sounds of a happy dog playing in the Grey river. To end an otherwise lovely freedom day we found a new camping spot of a tributary to the grey river. I think called the little grey. A much less bug filled night was had.

Today Tuesday the fifth we continued our treck northward. Heading through Jackson. A small ski town very much like aspen that i rather liked. And eventually into Grand Teton Natinal Park. The mountians were staggering. Like nothing we have in Colorado. And the meadows between peaks, things i had only seen in movies. We spent a leisurely day driving through the park. (Kenz isnt allowed any where in american national parks so no hiking to be had). Stopped for lunch and headed on out. We headed down a dirt road called Grass Lake road and found freaking awesome camping. Pit toilets bear proof trash cans and even bear boxes all fo-freeee. So thats where we are tonight camped under the teton mountians. Next to i think the snake river. With Yellowstone on tomorrow’s plate.

Ok this last paragraph is for all the wildlife I forgot to mention. In alpine on the 4th we saw a fawn a hummingbird and 2 pika and some really cool birds we have yet to identify. And today just a cute ground squirrel.

Alright untill the next time i write one of these

Topher.

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Our Adventure Begins!

After a 23 hour day moving and cleaning our apartment (we literally pulled away from the curb at 430am!) and a few hours of sleep, we drove to Vedawoo, WY outside of Laramie and tested our sleep-in-the-car situation as it poured rain all night. Topher removed the back seats bwfore we left and built an insert for the hole with a hinge so we can fold it back and store things underneath. We’ve decided we probably brought way to much food as our bins are too heavy for one person to lift. Costco is evil. We moved the bins and cooler on the roof and laid out sleeping pads, a sheet and then a thin comforter and had a cozy little space in the back for the three of us. We’re headed north today. Enjoy the beautiful sunset from last night in a break from the rain!

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