After the big events in middle-late September we got all the family and friends out of town and finally had a little time to relax for the first time in many weeks. We opted for a late season trip to Tensleep. This turned out to be a great decision as the weather was mostly cooperative and late season allows some climbing in sun and shade, opening up the whole canyon. Plus there’s hardly anyone around.
We got a couple days of trail running in 9 and 6 miles each. For both they were in the Cloud Peak Wilderness around 9000′ in elevation. On the longer run we heard some rumbling of thunder as we got to 1 mile from the van. As we hurried back we got some rain and hail, but nothing too bad before we arrived back. After that though the skies really opened up and we were glad our timing wasn’t 15-20 minutes later.
We didn’t climb anything too hard since neither of us has been climbing much, but there were some good routes. The climbing in Tensleep is quite good, if not a little hard. But it is a great spot nevertheless. Great to be back out in nature and enjoying an adventure.