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  • Lake Solitude and Cathedral Group Lake Solitude - Lake Solitude sits perched atop the back of the North Fork of Cascade Canyon in the Teton Mountains. It's one of the most spectacular and relaxing lakes in the Teton Mountains, and with a gradual elevation change for most of the way, makes for a great destination for a day-hike. Lake Solitude Trail Description Begin either at the String Lake Trailhead or the South Jenny Lake area trailhead. Though either route will be about 2 miles to the mouth of Cascade Canyon, the Jenny Lake stretch can be avoided by taking the shuttle across the lake for a small fee. If you want to maximize sights along the trail, Inspiration Point is a must-see along the way. The trail up begins very close to the boat dock and is very well signed. Since it's along the way anyway, you may also want to visit the 70-foot Hidden Falls as well. (Read more...)

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Ski Lake and Evergreen Trees Ski Lake May 17, 2017 - Distance: 2.1 miles Difficulty: Moderate Best time of year: Summer, Fall Ski Lake is a very popular hike among locals. It's outside of Grand Teton National Park, which means it doesn't have a big tourist draw. Likewise, it's not the most spectacular lake in the Teton Mountains, but it is ...
Lake Solitude and Cathedral Group Lake Solitude May 3, 2017 - Lake Solitude sits perched atop the back of the North Fork of Cascade Canyon in the Teton Mountains. It's one of the most spectacular and relaxing lakes in the Teton Mountains, and with a gradual elevation change for most of the way, makes for a great destination for a day-hike. ...
Hiker in Sandstone Alcove Surprise Canyon April 23, 2017 - Surprise Canyon Trail Description One of the really great things about Capitol Reef National Park, and any national park for that matter, is that unless otherwise indicated, you're free to explore anywhere you want. Inside the Waterpocket Fold, this yields massive opportunities that I didn't even get to come close ...
Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park Mesa Arch April 7, 2017 - Distance: 0.75 miles (loop) Difficulty: Easy Best time of year: Spring, Fall The Mesa Arch Trail is an easy and welcoming loop that brings visitors to a jaw-dropping view of a massive canyon crowned with a large arch to peer through. Anyone visiting the Island in the Sky District of ...
Sunrise Over Badlands Should Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin be a National Park? January 16, 2017 - Driving along Highway 14/16 between Cody, Wyoming and the Bighorn Mountains for most people can be an excruciating experience. Mile after mile yields very little difference in landscape interest as the full stretch offers only a bland, sparsely populated high desert environment with only a small badlands hill sporadically placed ...
Northern Arizona Cinder Cones Essential Gear for the Arizona Trail December 29, 2016 - Now that I've finally finished adding photos from the Arizona Trail to my website, I can now focus on other tasks. One such task is this blog post, a list of gear that I found invaluable and/or highly useful on the trail. Note that some links may be affiliate links, ...
Gardner Lake and Tibbs Butte Beartooth Loop November 22, 2016 - Distance: 11.2 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, early Fall Last hiked: 2016 September Most people will stop at the Gardner Lake Trailhead for the Beartooth Loop Trail, stand at the overlook, and then continue driving the scenic Beartooth Highway. Hardly anyone ever takes the trail the down ...
South Fork of Cascade Canyon Table Mountain Hike October 1, 2016 - Distance: 6.8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, early Fall Last hiked: 2016 October The end of the Table Mountain Hike is what many people refer to as, "The best view in the Tetons." After finally getting around to hiking this extraordinary trail, I can now say, the ...