We left Yellowstone National Park behind and entered Grand Teton National Park.
Entering the Teton’s
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.
Jenny Lake Visitor’s Center
That’s where we are headed.
I really liked these yellow flowers.
Starting out at Lake Level
The trail along the lake’s edge was closed for repairs so we had to take the higher horse trail.
View of the Jenny Lake
Starting to climb
Looking down on the lake.
View of the trail
Looking up the mountain.
Another view of the trail.
Pretty white boulder growing lichen.
Lake barely visible through the trees.
Moss growing on the trees.
Lake is getting further down.
Snow on the trail.
Another patch of snow.
A section of level trail.
A boulder makes a great place to rest.
Trail along the edge of the mountain.
Another view to show how high we’ve climbed.
Trail over a rock slide.
Can you believe this is a horse trail?
Curving back into the mountain.
Mountain we will eventually climb is ahead of us.
We stopped at this overlook to rest.
Trail across the snow.
Side view of another patch of snow we crossed.
We crossed the creek and started the final ascent up to Inspiration Point.
Bridge over the creek.
Another bridge, no rail on this one.
Fast and turbulent water.
From bridge we ascended another 300 feet to Inspiration point.
Looking down on the bridge.
Looking across at another mountain.
Can you see the hikers ahead of us on the switchback?
Looking down at the lake.
Looking down on the creek.
Pika – found only in cold climates.
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.
After climbing back down from Inspiration point we viewed Hidden Falls
Another shot of Hidden Falls.
We followed the stream down to the lake.
Still following the stream.
Whitewater in the stream.
Last view of the stream.
Boarding the boat for the trip back to visitor’s center.
Looking back at where we’d climbed to.
View of the boat after we got off.
Cute exit sign.