Teton Crest Trail

A trip to Wyoming gave me the opportunity for an adventure in Grand Teton National Park. A 4 day, 3 night solo backpacking tour of the Teton Crest Trail, considered by many to be one of the best backpacking routes in North America. 40 miles of amazing alpine scenery.


7/27/13  I had a chance to cover the tourist areas of the park on my drive into Jackson Hole. I then spent one more full day in the valley to take in the sites, get my backcountry permit, and prepare for the solo expedition.

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Day 1- Death Canyon Shelf

7/28/13  The first day covered about 11.5 miles starting at Rendevous Mtn, passing Marion Lake, then Granite Canyon, and ending on the Death Canyon Shelf. It was a day of expansive alpine views, a thunderstorm, and an amazing campsite.

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Day 2- South Fork Cascade

7/29/13  Day 2 covered about 10 miles, 1,500' gain, and almost 3,000' loss. It went into and out of the Alaska Basin, past Sunset Lake, over Hurricane Pass, and then down into the South Fork of Cascade Canyon. It also included a crazy hail storm!

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Day 3- Holly Lake

7/30/13  Day 3 covered just under 10 miles and included 3,200' of gain up the North Fork of Cascade Canyon, past Lake Solitude, over Paintbrush Divide at 10,700', and then down to Holly Lake. It was my favorite day on the TCT.

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Day 4- Jenny Lake

7/31/13  Day 4 was 10 miles and 3,000' of downhill starting with a beautiful morning on Holly Lake, then down Paintbrush Canyon, past Leigh and String lakes, ending at Jenny Lake, and including a detour to Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls.

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