Truly one of the best trips I have been on and was able to share it with awesome guys! Doing research of the Morrison Jeep Trail I found numerous photos of the area and trail but none of them truly captured what I saw — not even my own. This is truly God’s Country as my buddy Tyler Pelfrey put it.
Documenting the journey up the Morrison Jeep Trail was all thanks to Optima Batteries. They are working with some great agencies and I was lucky enough to catch their attention.
The road to the trail was no short trip. Well over 2o hours of pavement pounding, each way, before getting to the trail head. Totally worth it!
If you want to read a thorough write-up on this trip be sure to check out the blog post Tyler wrote up on Pelfreybilt’s blog.
The weather was absolutely perfect. We had prepared for snow and ice on the Morrison Jeep Trail being so close to when the trail gets closed off. Shifts in wind, sun and clouds seemed to adjust more after every turn up the trail making the scenery even more dramatic.
Although the trail is not incredibly difficult, it offered some mixed terrain and switch-backs so tight they made your butt pucker. You climb in elevation extremely fast! Looking down along the way is jaw dropping when you realize how far you’ve climbed with every switch-back.
The view only got better when we made it to the top. The sky looked angry and the wind was strong. You start to realize just how small you are when you’re looking out over such vast terrain.
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Behind us the angry weather was rolling in however, look forward and it was still a beautiful day! Check out Tyler getting some cell phone photos.
With the Morrison Jeep Trail conquered, the magical time of day was upon us. I’ve learned in all my years that sun doesn’t wait for you to find the perfect campsite before it goes down. Having never been to here before finding the perfect campsite is always part of the fun. When we did start rolling into more wooded areas you can be assured we kept our eyes peeled for wildlife, especially bears! This area is where Yellowstone relocates the trouble bears from their park.
Camping just wouldn’t be the same without some amazing outdoor cooking and time spent around the fire. Lucky for us, Tyler is a master at cooking up some gourmet steaks on the Camp Champ and Stahl makes an awesome portable firepit.
Our Morrison Jeep Trail trip was unfortunately cut short due to a bad case of elevation sickness but we took our time on the way back home enjoying a stroll through Yellowstone and St. Anthony’s Sand Dunes before two of my buddies had to catch a flight back to Washington.
I can’t begin to describe just how much this Morrison Jeep Trail trip, even cut short, meant to me. Incredible experience in the most beautiful area. I will be going back!
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