Caren Ware's Blog

August 20, 2012

The place is blooming

Filed under: Uncategorized — Caren Ware @ 8:18 pm

My favorite hike is in the Tetons.  There are boats in the summer that cross Jenny Lake every 20 minutes from 8am to 7pm.  This cuts off 2.5 miles of hiking and disembarks only  .5 miles for Hidden Falls and 1 mile for an inspirational overlook.  From there the trail is a tame gradual ascent up a canyon.  It skirts a river that has pools reflecting the silhouette of the mountain walls. It walks through forests and flower covered meadows.  It takes a right and climbs above the tree line to a perfectly perched lake called Solitude Lake.  The trail takes a sweeping huge switch back up the side of the range and goes over Paintbrush Divide at nearly 12,000 feet.  Today, I decide to pack just a light day pack and Camelback for water, leave on an early boat and do the 20 miles in one day.

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