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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Candidate for Great Western Expedition 2 - Grand Tetons

When we visited Grand Teton National Park as part of our Great Western Expedition a couple of years back, we were "put off" by the horrible condition of the roads.  I feared doing great damage to the tires and front end of our Explorer.  Short story is, I was not able to hike any of the Tetons. 

Maybe our Great Western Expedition - II can include the Grand Tetons!

Eye candy included below...

Best Hikes in the Parks: Teton Crest Trail

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Photograph by Raymond Gehman, National Geographic

Celebrating Great Outdoors Month With 35 Great Hikes

Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

When to Go: Mid-July to Mid-September
Distance: 36.7 Miles, 6 Days
Level: Moderate Backpacking Trip

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The signature hike of Grand Teton National Park threads its way along the interior spine of the Teton range, joining high divides and passes, alpine lakes, and intimate looks at those iconic craggy summits. The brief hiking season coincides with a supernova burst of color—carpets of lupine, streams choked with mountain bluebells. At Fox Creek Pass you get sweeping views of Jackson Hole in Wyoming and Teton Valley in Idaho. And starting in Hurricane Pass, every view for several miles frames the three Tetons in all their glory.
Insider Tip: Leave a car at trail’s end—the Leigh Lake trailhead—then ride the Teton Village tram to start the hike on the Granite Canyon Trail.
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