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Hidden Falls / Inspiration Point at Jenny Lake

Posted on: June 13, 2014

We left Yellowstone National Park behind and entered Grand Teton National Park.

Entering the Teton's

Entering the Teton’s

The drive to Jenny Lake was wonderful.

Beautiful view.

Beautiful view.

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

Jenny Lake Visitor’s Center

That's where we are headed.

That’s where we are headed.

I really liked these yellow flowers.

I really liked these yellow flowers.

Starting out at Lake Level

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

View of the Jenny Lake

Starting to climb

Starting to climb

Looking down on the lake.

Looking down on the lake.

Mountain reflection

Mountain reflection

View of the trail

View of the trail

Looking up the mountain.

Looking up the mountain.

Another view of the trail.

Another view of the trail.

Pretty white boulder growing lichen.

Pretty white boulder growing lichen.

Lake barely visible through the trees.

Lake barely visible through the trees.

Moss growing on the trees.

Moss growing on the trees.

Lake is getting further down.

Lake is getting further down.

Snow on the trail.

Snow on the trail.

Another patch of snow.

Another patch of snow.

A section of level trail.

A section of level trail.

A boulder makes a great place to rest.

A boulder makes a great place to rest.

Trail along the edge of the mountain.

Trail along the edge of the mountain.

Another view to show how high we've climbed.

Another view to show how high we’ve climbed.

Trail over a rock slide.

Trail over a rock slide.

Can you believe this is a horse trail?

Can you believe this is a horse trail?

Curving back into the mountain.

Curving back into the mountain.

Mountain we will eventually climb is ahead of us.

Mountain we will eventually climb is ahead of us.

Trail picture.

Trail picture.

Trail Picture.

Trail Picture.

Trail picture.

Trail picture.

Mountain view.

Mountain view.

We stopped at this overlook to rest.

We stopped at this overlook to rest.

Trail across the snow.

Trail across the snow.

Side view of another patch of snow we crossed.

Side view of another patch of snow we crossed.

We crossed the creek and started the final ascent up to Inspiration Point.

The creek.

The creek.

Bridge over the creek.

Bridge over the creek.

Another bridge, no rail on this one.

Another bridge, no rail on this one.

Fast and turbulent water.

Fast and turbulent water.

From bridge we ascended another 300 feet to Inspiration point.

From bridge we ascended another 300 feet to Inspiration point.

Looking down on the bridge.

Looking down on the bridge.

Looking across at another mountain.

Looking across at another mountain.

Can you see the hikers ahead of us on the switchback?

Can you see the hikers ahead of us on the switchback?

Looking down at the lake.

Looking down at the lake.

Looking down on the creek.

Looking down on the creek.

Pika - found only in cold climates.

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

After climbing back down from Inspiration point we viewed Hidden Falls

Another shot of Hidden Falls.

Another shot of Hidden Falls.

We followed the stream down to the lake.

We followed the stream down to the lake.

Another shot

Another shot

Still following the stream.

Still following the stream.

Whitewater in the stream.

Whitewater in the stream.

Last view of the stream.

Last view of the stream.

Boarding the boat for the trip back to visitor's center.

Boarding the boat for the trip back to visitor’s center.

Looking back at where we'd climbed to.

Looking back at where we’d climbed to.

View of the boat after we got off.

View of the boat after we got off.

Cute exit sign.

Cute exit sign.

 

 

 

 

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