Island Park, ID (Click on Pictures to Enlarge)
On Wednesday we decided to take a hike to Fairy Falls, a hike located in the Midway Geyser Basin (between Madison and the Old Faithful areas). After our hike up to Purple Mountain the day before without incident, we were feeling very encouraged. We had ordered a pair of Deuter Speed Lite 20 day packs to use on our hikes. They arrived late Tuesday and we were anxious to try them out.
Oh yes, I almost forgot to address the title of today's blog. The good was the hike itself. The bad was a derivative of the hike. Let me explain. We had hiked to the top of Purple Mountain yesterday, a distance of approximately 6 miles with a 1500 foot positive elevation change. No real problems except for the rain coming down. Perhaps we were a bit too ambitious attempting back-to-back hikes. Today's hike wound up being 9.4 miles, but was relatively flat. The hike wasn't that bad, but we both wound up with blisters on our feet. Not sure why as we'd both worn our shoes and they were broken in well. Nonetheless, it's enough that we may have to forego hiking for a few days. On the positive side, the new day packs worked very well.
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