Although most of today was spent skirting the breakdown lane of highways, I was also skirting the dramatic eastern slope of the Teton Range. Running parallel to Jackson Lake at the beginning of the day, I had to be careful not to stop too many times for photo opportunities. I turned at Moran Junction, heading away from Jackson and set off on Buffalo road which would lead me to Turpin Meadows. Upon arrival, I still had the ambition and energy to keep the day moving. Little did I know that this would involve a 1500ft climb with the first of 4 miles on forest roads. Even so, my intentions lead me to Togwotee Ranch, and there was a primitive campground with my name on it. I had the ability to pay for a shower and sit down for a hot meal. That was after relaying my story to 30 middle school kids, 30 times. With 8 miles less to do the next day I felt comfortable that I could manage the ensuing 40 miles.