Sunday, July 22, 2012

Paintbrush Divide

Michelle and I hiked Paintbrush Divide this weekend. We had planned on doing the 20 miles in 3 days, but we ended up wrapping it up in 2. This was Michelle's first backpacking experience. Judging by the amount of time she spent looking through her viewfinder on her camera, I would say she loved the trip! Here are the highlights:

The first night right below Holly Lake. That is Leigh Lake and Jackson Lake in the background.

The next Iron Chef? 
Holly Lake

Michelle with a death grip on her ice ax.
Snow fields in July

"Brady. Can we please go on an anniversary trip that does not require bear spray, ice axes, and digging holes to go to the bathroom?"
The high point

Descending 4000 feet in 8 miles was beautiful, but rough.
We have never enjoyed the Jenny Lake shuttle boat so much!!


  1. Wow guys, everything about your trip is beautiful! Incredible mountainscapes. And you both look like gear models. So happy for you.

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous place! Happy anniversary!!

  3. Soo cool! Man I miss the mountains... and you guys. I'm coming to Idaho this weekend! Let's hang out!

  4. Sound like a dream anniversary trip to me! ;) No, seriously, it does. But I love backpacking and was born to camp. Glad you had such a great adventure!