i love the kind of hikes that will take your breath away. sometimes that's a good hike to get your heart rate going and other times it's the ones that leave you feeling refreshed and with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. hiking on the east coast has always brought me both moments but it will never compare to the west coast hikes. one of those in particular would be taggart lake. while honeymooning in wyoming, we stumbled upon a pull off with a trailhead and decided to see where it lead. we grabbed our bags just incase we got caught in a storm, the weather was crazy while we were there. we hit the trail and soon were feeling lost in a sea of evergreen trees. we took the long way to the lake. we listened for bears, climbed boulders, and then the forest opened up and we were greeted by the beautiful teton mountain range. there i sat at edge of the lake and looked around me. with my husband standing a few feet away and the cold breeze coming off the water, i quietly thanked god a hundred times for this life.