Sunday, February 15, 2015

Snowmobiling The Continental Divide Trail, 1

We had snowmobiled the CDT on several occasions in earlier years, mostly from Ashton, ID--a very long ride--but also from where we are now, Togwotee Pass, in WY. It was a long drive from where we lived, Missoula, MT, but worth it every time, usually the whole spring break. The CDT is a network of trails, 600 miles of them, generally northwest and astride the Wind River Mountains. It is simply the best of all snow trail systems, most scenic, best served, most extensive and varied. And, even in this low-snow year here in the Rockies, there is a ton of snow, especially from where we are parked at 8,500 feet. We did a 50 mile ride today, mostly west and south of the Pass, and mostly gawking at the unsurpassed scenery.
It snowed here last night, a couple inches, first snowfall we have
seen on this campaign...

Mt. Moran, northernmost of the big Teton peaks

South, Middle, and Grand Tetons (and Teewinot)

Another view

And another, with Jackson Lake in there too; they're
captivating, even at this distance

A few hours later, and back toward the east, a bit of the
Absaroka range

Step pyramid in the Absarokas?!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous views of the Tetons!