Avalanche Peak Hike

Our dream of climbing an actual mountain was realized in Yellowstone National Park on the Avalanche Peak Hike. This hike took us 4.5 hours of strenuous, high inclines. This trail tested everything in me (Chelsea), but it was so worth it!

About This Hike

Time: 4 hours round-trip                                        Difficulty: Strenuous/Advanced

DCIM102GOPROG0872722.JPG
Most of the trail is through scenery like this.

The trail starts off in the woods with thin dirt trails that wind upwards and have steep inclines at the beginning. The trail flattens out more once it reaches about half-way up the mountain.

DCIM102GOPROG0862718.JPG
View from the peak

After the trees, the trail goes back to being very steep, and this time the incline is on slate all the way up to the peak. It was so crazy! With nothing to hold on to except for our walking sticks, it was a vertigo-filled experience on my end.

DCIM102GOPROG0852665.JPG
Narrow mountain top

But so worth it! Look at that view!  We could see for miles and miles and it was such an incredible feeling.

DCIM102GOPROG0862705.JPG
No camera angling needed, this trail is STEEP
DCIM102GOPROGOPR2607.JPG
We did it!

We loved this trail! For it being our first mountain peak trail, we struggled a bit but still managed to make it the whole way up and back down. We can’t wait to climb another one.

What trails have you enjoyed?

Much love.

Chelsea

Author: Chelsea Yell

I write for fun and to keep up with memories I make with others.

3 thoughts on “Avalanche Peak Hike”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: