The Grand Tetons from atop Targhee Ski Resort
Views going up and down the chairlift at Targhee Ski Resort, Wyoming. Notice the mountain bike in one of the photos.....you could mountain bike down and this is how they got their bikes to the top.
These two ladies are my new friends....Pete and Elaine.
Views of the Grand Tetons Mountain Range from the top of Targhee Ski Resort
I took the chairlift along with my new friends, Elaine and Pete. All I could think of was that movie where three people got stuck on a chair lift in winter and the only way down was to drop. The first guy did and broke both legs and was killed by wolves. I don't quite remember the rest, but I do know the other guy was killed, too. And the girl made it! Ha! At the top, we hiked a short distance along the ridge line and y'all, it was majestic! You could see for miles. And there were quite a few flowers up there too. You could almost hear the oohs and aahs three counties over.
The wildflowers up top included asters and columbine and others that I don't know.
It was so nice to see them in their natural habitat.
After we were finished taking in all that majesty, Elaine, Pete and I rode the chairlift back down to the base of the slopes. We were so enamored with our surroundings that we didn't realize we could pull a bar down in front of us for safety. So there we sat...I was white knuckling the side of the lift and Elaine was afraid of heights, too, but we managed to get over it and enjoy the scenery before us. We had lunch at the Branding Iron Restaurant. The veggie sandwich was delicious.
That's me, Maxa, Elaine and Pete
Oh, look....I made a newer friend. He was hungry so I gave him one of my cashews.
White knuckling on the way down....Me....and my new friend, the chipmunk. He loves me.
If you look slightly to the right, you can see where the switchback is for this downhill portion. So fun!
That afternoon, we were treated to a 90 minute yoga class. I just love yoga! It was so relaxing to stretch those biking muscles. After yoga, we re-grouped at the condo and then left for dinner at Warbirds Cafe situated right beside a runway of a small airport in Driggs. The restaurant looked like an old hangar. Very quaint.
That was our last night in Driggs, so everything needed to be packed and ready to go the next morning. I wrapped up my day with laundry and then it was off to bed. Our ride the next day would be approx 25 miles from Driggs, Idaho to Jackson, Wyoming.
Today's total miles: 10.6
Total for trip: 37.15
Til Day 4,