rode up to targhee on the mtn bike from driggs today and was just going to hike up fred's (top of the lift at 10,000ft). however once i got up there the nipple and peaked were calling me. it gave me a great look at alaska basin which i trekked up a few weeks ago. it's melted out a lot. you can see in the photos what was once a massive snow field is now patchy at 10,000ft. that is great news.. but i won't be able to do a teton circumnavigation until who knows when. i'm gone most of august on the AT w/meltzer and racing through colorado w/meissner.
i must have said "wholly sh*t" 100 times on this hike. the backcountry skiing options from targhee are endless and amazing! seriously.. endless and amazing.