Hi friends – happy Monday! I am happy to announce that I have officially arrived in Seattle and moved into my new place. In case you missed my previous DC to Seattle Roadtrip posts, check out my recap of Day 1, Days 2-5, and Days 6-8.
It’s been a whirlwind few days since we arrived in Seattle on Saturday afternoon: lots of trips to Fred Meyer (the Target of the PNW), Ikea, thrift stores, etc. to find furniture/knick knacks that I forgot I would need when I moved to a brand new place (ie. garbage bins/bags, cleaning supplies, pantry staples, etc.) I’m going to spend most of today putting together Ikea furniture ← hopefully I don’t go insane 😉
Days 9-10: Wyoming & The Grand Tetons
We lucked out and the weather was beautiful in Seattle on Saturday when we arrived! Sunday greeted us with drizzly rain, which felt more like the proper Seattle ‘welcome’ 😉
So much has happened since we visited the Grand Tetons last week, almost to the point where this post feels obsolete. However, I wanted to share at least a few photos from our trip both for my own memories, and to hopefully encourage you to visit the Grand Tetons (if you haven’t!)
The Grand Tetons – Taggart Lake Loop
No photo or video will ever portray the beauty of the Grand Tetons – I was absolutely blown away by the stunning landscapes and I can say for a fact that I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.
A highlight of the trip was hiking the Taggart Lake Loop, an easy to moderate 4-mile hike. This hike is labeled as one of the top things to do in the Grand Tetons, and we now know why! The terrain is varied and the scenery is really unique (waterfalls, trees, Taggart Lake, and brush.)
We were strongly cautioned to bring bear spray with us, but opted to keep our fingers crossed for no bear sightings. It wasn’t until we got on the trail and saw everyone else with bear spray that were realized our decision was a little careless…
We asked a ranger if he thought it was safe to hike without bear spray and he told us to be vigilant and pay close attention to our surroundings. Luckily, we were fine!
I tried to limit the amount of photos I posted below, but paring them down was a challenge. I hope you enjoy! xo
I’ll be back later this week with a post on Yellowstone and the end of our trip. Happy Monday!
- Have you ever encountered a bear or wild animal when you were hiking?
- Hi/low of the weekend?
- Most beautiful place you’ve ever been?