9/11 JHBC Backpack Trip

I co-led Jackson Hole Bible College's 4 night backpack trip from September 10-14. We trekked through Jedediah Smith Wilderness into the Granite Basin area, and camped near "Lower Lake". The sunset the first night was spectacular!

Some shots looking down South Leigh Creek Canyon:

Cliffs surrounding Lower Lake

My fellow photographer Leah, shooting down South Leigh Creek Canyon

Sunset streaking across the clouds

Closeup of the fiery sunset

Panorama of the Canyon

Trees lining the ridge - kind of looks like they are trekking uphill. :)

Sunset glow lingers

The next day we went on a day hike up to Little's Peak. After summiting, we went off trail across a ridge that we figured would come out overlooking Lake Solitude. We were right! It was one of the coolest hikes I've done. Some tight boulder ridges and huge granite slabs that we hiked over. Here are some shots of our rewarding view:

Lake Solitude in Cascade Canyon with the Tetons in the background. 

Some stormy clouds hanging over the Tetons, causing us to head back a bit early.

Aaron Schroder (JHBC student) taking photos.

Some of our hiking group hanging out at the overlook.

Some puddles were on top of the ridge from rain.

Panorama of our view.

The next day we went on a hike to Green Lakes. Here are some interesting shots:

Green Lake from the trail. Color looks more green from higher viewpoints.

Some fall colors in the brush.

Another view, another foreground, same lake. :)

Fish rising near the colorful shore.

I really liked the greens and the rocks near the edge. :)

Looking back at the trail, some red fall colors.

View from the shore of the lake.

A little bottle of Tabasco sauce at the bottom of the lake! :)

The rest of the trip went well. I got to do some fishing with my new fly rod. Lower Lake is stock full of nice cutthroat trout. Here's some I caught:

Me with a few cutthroat trout around 12 inches each.

Praise the Lord for choosing to use me in ways that I love! His glory is shown so clearly in His creation - direct it to praise and honor to His name!

Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, ESV)


  1. These are so beautiful! Thank you, God for the beauty you have made! I love the colors!

  2. Wonderful photos! God's creation is perfect!


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