Turquoise Lake

Turquoise Lake and Moon

Distance: 10.9 miles (one way) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2013 July For starters, don’t let the name fool you. While the lake does have some turquoise color to it, it’s nothing like lakes you see in the Canadian Rockies or even more locally, Delta Lake. It is however, a picturesque lake set against rugged …

Hiking the Gros Ventre Wilderness

Gros Ventre Mountains

This past weekend, I backpacked into the Gros Ventre Wilderness for the first time (pronounced ‘grow vont’). I had hiked in a bit previously, but never backpacked in, nor gone to such a remote spot. The Gros Ventre Wilderness is Grand Teton National Park’s immediate southeastern neighbor. As a result, much of it borders the southeastern boundaries of Jackson Hole. …