We had beautiful weather for this cruise in, and the crowd came out. There were more cars than the Church of the Open Door parking lot could hold. Here are a few that caught my eye this time around.
The complete Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail goes from the MoPac Expwy on the West to Pleasant Valley Road on the East. At the MoPac there is a pedestrian bridge under the car bridge. At Pleasant Valley Road you walk on sidewalk along the edge of the road. We did not walk the complete loop. We have walked the Congress Street Bridge to the MoPac loop many times as it is an official Volksmarching Event. Today we went the other way for the first time from the Congress Street Bridge to Pleasant Valley Road. About a fourth of the distance is on a boardwalk.
This is a seasonal Volksmarch that starts in July. The official title is “Bradley and Taggart Lakes” and it is hosted by the Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks. We climbed to Inspiration Point at Jenny Lake yesterday and we were tired. We only did Taggart Lake.
We left Yellowstone National Park behind and entered Grand Teton National Park.
The drive to Jenny Lake was wonderful.
Today will be our most adventurous hike. We started at Jenny Lake visitor’s center and hiked around the lake.
The trail along the lake’s edge was closed for repairs so we had to take the higher horse trail.
We crossed the creek and started the final ascent up to Inspiration Point.
We made our way down the mountain and visited the Hidden Falls before following the creek down to the boat dock where we caught a ride back to the Visitor’s Center.
There is an overlook way up the side of the mountain for viewing Old Faithful, so we headed that way.
We went to Solitary Geyser by accident, we missed this turn. LOL.
The climb up the side of the mountain after walking around all day was a challenge.
This was our last viewing of Old Faithful going off. We headed south into the Tetons in the morning.
Going down was a lot more fun.
In the same geyser basin as Old Faithful there are many others you can walk to see. We continued our adventures by checking out the boardwalk leading away from Old Faithful.
On our way back to Old Faithful we saw another interesting turn out so we stopped to check it out also.