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Stump Creek Guard

Station

Cabin

Cabin

Cabin

Cabin

Cabin

Tracy

Tetons

Tetons

Tracy in the Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons and Forest Service Cabin

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The weekend of 12 Feb 10, Tracy and I headed up towards the Tetons to stay at a Forest

Service cabin and to do some snowshoeing around the Tetons.  On Friday night we braved the

gloom and doom snow forecast and headed to the Stump Creek Guard Station (Google Map)

just inside Idaho south of Alpine, WY.  The forecast kept changing from horrible blizzard to less

than horrible blizzard, so we decided to give it a try.  It ended up snowing less than a couple of

inches...I'm convinced that meteorology is the same as voodoo.  But we parked at the end of

the plowed road, and then snowshoed in the dark to the cabin.  The road was pretty well

packed, and we didn't really need the snowshoes, but we didn't know that until we had already

started, so we just left them on.  It was only about a mile to the cabin, and the hike was easy.

Once there. we got the gas working and tried to get all the gas appliances working.  After about

an hour or more fighting with the furnace, I decided it didn't work, so I just lit the cooking stove

and called it good.  The gas lamps ended up setting off the carbon monoxide detectors, so it

was good that we didn't die.  The stove kept us comfortable, though.  We had been the only

ones there in months, I'm guessing, because there were no tracks in the snow around the

cabin.  We didn't see any mice, but Tracy found mouse droppings under the sink, and after

coming home and researching the hantavirus, I gotta be honest that the Forest Service cabins

scare me a little bit now!  The hantavirus is fatal about 30% of the time...that's not good odds.

It looks like it's pretty rare, and most people who get it have literally been messing around in

mouse droppings...but it's still a little scary.

But we didn't have any problems at all...other than the near death experience from the carbon

monoxide.  The cabin was easy to get to, but there are some private cabins nearby, which

spoils the mood for me some.  So on Saturday we hiked back out to the truck and headed to

Jackson.  We decided to try the trails in the north Winds to see if they were as snow-free as

they had been the year before.  After the long drive to the Glacier Trail (Google Map), we

found there was a little more snow than the year before, but it was still less snow than the west

side of the range.  We walked around a little, and then headed back to Jackson to spend the

night.  On Sunday we did some hiking on the closed road in the Tetons, and then we headed

back home.