Over Labor Day weekend in 2014, we visited our friend Luke’s hometown in Wyoming, and we went canoe camping in Grand Teton National Park.
His parents have the cutest greenhouse and vegetable garden.
We went on a quick hike around the neighborhood. The scenery was stunning.
We set out to go canoe camping at Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park the next day. This was my first time canoeing. It was a lot of fun. I loved that we were able to carry lots of extra supplies like chairs, tables, a cooler, and food which we normally wouldn’t be able to on a backpacking trip. When we set out, I was super excited. I was finally getting the quintessential American summer canoe camping experience.
The fun comes to an end when you have to port your canoe and stuff across land. I was surprised by the weight of everything. Thankfully, we had these strong men to help us.
It started out as a beautiful sunny day, but by the time we were nearing our campsite, a storm had rolled in. The lake suddenly became more turbulent, and the rest of the group was slowly becoming smaller and smaller as Kelvin and I were struggling with the canoe. Paddling is hard!
It stormed all night, and we woke up with our tent pitched over a huge puddle. Luckily the storm stopped enough for us to get a campfire going for dinner.
On our last day, we visited the Grand Tetons one more time. Wyoming is beautiful. I’d love to go back one day and explore even more!