Table Mountain Hike

South Fork of Cascade Canyon

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 statement holds up. Along the way are beautiful canyon views …

Fremont River Trail

Rainbow over Fremont River

Distance: 1.3 miles (one way, depending on starting location) Difficulty: Moderate Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2015 October The Fremont River Trail roughly parallels the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail, only it does so from the other side of the river. It’s also a little easier in that it’s not quite as long of a trail. And like the …

Harlequin Lake

Harlequin Lake Reflections

Distance: .5 miles (one way) Difficulty: Easy Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2015 September Harlequin Lake is a short and sweet hike for anyone wanting to take a break around the Madison Junction area. The trail is only one mile round trip and with the exception of a couple of moderately steeper sections, is overall an …

Hiking the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

Phelps Lake Reflection

Distance: 1.5 miles (one way) or many more if desired Difficulty: Easy-Moderate Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2016 December In 2001, Laurance S. Rockefeller donated his family’s getaway ranch to Grand Teton National Park, ultimately becoming the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve (LSR). Upon its completion, the public now had more access to brand new trails and Phelps Lake, …

Discovering Bandelier National Monument

Frijoles Canyon

During my trip to the southwestern United States in the fall of 2014, one of my destinations was Chaco Culture National Historic Park, or more commonly known as, Chaco Canyon. Turning off the highway that’s overrun these days with oil and gas traffic, I began the winding journey down the back roads to Chaco Canyon, only to find 15 miles …