5 mountains, 17.3 miles, one moose = Epic!

TC in the moment.

Janelle’s first backpacking trip was an amazing journey; exhausting and exhilarating! Tough Cookie, Short Step (that’s Meena!) and I set up camp Sunday at the top of Stairs Mountain, just ten feet from some of the most amazing views in the Dry River Wilderness. Then we settled back for an epic night that brought first rain, then snow, then a spectacular morning sunrise that left us all breathless.

But that was just half of it. On Monday, instead of returning the way we came, we headed out over Mts. Resolution and Parker, fighting through a snowmelt and frosty open ledges before making our way all the way to Bartlett for a well deserved pizza.

Did I mention that all that happened after Janelle and I summited Imp Face on Saturday? Here’s the numbers from the weekend. Mountains summited: 5. Total so far: 35 of 52. Total miles for the three days: 17.3. Moose sightings: 1.

We’re still drying gear and sorting through pictures. We’ll have excerpts and pics all this week. In the meantime, many thanks to those who have joined us on Facebook. If you haven’t yet, just click the link to the right of the page, and join us.

For today, we thought we’d leave you with something different. Given the spectacular landscapes we encountered this weekend, here’s a little slideshow we wanted to share. Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “5 mountains, 17.3 miles, one moose = Epic!

  1. Nancy

    Oh, my gosh …. OH, MY GOSH!! What SPECTACULAR pictures!! And the accomplishments in 3 days! WOW!!! (I need a “bold” print ability here!!!) And now I want even more to be there with you all!! THANK YOU for sharing the journeys with us & please give Janelle a HUGE hug from me – I’m SO proud of her!!

  2. Aunt Margie

    We need to run a flag up the flag pole to celebrate your accomplishments over the weekend. Thank you for sharing the pictures. They are wonderful. It is unbelievable that you both weathered the adversity of the hike and remain so positive. Looking forward to more adventures. Love to you both.

  3. Madeleine Monat

    Great trip report and the slide show is FANTASTIC!

  4. Stephanie

    I can’t wait to hear about the Moose!!!! I know Tough Cookie has been patiently waiting for that…lol

    • Yes Stephanie, Janelle’s first moose will be a highlight of this adventure for her, if her reaction is any indication. We’ll post a special story on that, plus pictures!

  5. We thought of you both this weekend. Couldn’t wait for your report. Great photos!!

    • Nice to be in your thoughts, Gal! We’ll have more in the days ahead, some excerpts, pics and special report on Janelle’s first moose!

  6. SDR106

    Fantastic! Looking forward to the excerpt.

  7. Nancy

    Oh, yeah! The moose!!! Hurry & post about it? I have yet to see one & it’s one of my “hope to see” things every trip! I’m VERY envious!!!

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