Jackson Hole, WY
After a lonely night in Evanston, WY centrifuging and collecting grease (a town that we don’t recommend putting on your road trip), we took a beautiful drive up WY189 through vast expanses of foothills, valleys, plains and rivers. Within an hour, we could see the magnificent Tetons in the distance, and our excitement grew exponentially as we approached. Upon arriving in Jackson, the notorious ski town and heart of the Tetons, we were greeted by some some familiar faces. Four college friends of Tyler’s live there, and would be our hosts for the next four days.
We quickly were encouraged to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build on Wednesday (we arrived on Monday) and made an effort to experience all-things-adventure before then. Highlights include cliff jumping, whitewater tubing (on inflatable mattresses), splitting firewood, sampling home brews, and installing our new Thule accessories.
The Habitat build on Wednesday was really powerful. Going in with an expectation to pound some nails and sweat a little (definitely fun in our eyes), we ended up working next to the mother of a single mom who would receive the house we helped to build. She was exceptionally grateful, and made our experience there far more meaningful than raising four walls and doing some roofing (our leave behind from our 40 collective hours).