Hiking in Grand Teton National Park
Evenings are a great time for Hiking in Grand Teton National Park.
On a clear day soon after the summer soltice, the few people you meet are nearly all coming off the trail and heading home.
I truly felt like Frodo at the crossings in Ilithien climbing up these stairs.
Shadow and light were in stark contrast.
The shadows cast by the Tetons slowly progress across the calm waters of Phelps Lake.
The ubiquitous marmot.
Light pours through the mouth of Death Canyon. Tho a glacially carved U-shaped valley, it does appear V-shaped from this angle.
The cataract below the mouth of Death Canyon was roaring with meltwaters. Six switchbacks down, two to go!
There were several snowfields across the path, this being the steepest. Best not take a tumble here, or it’s the stream a 100′ below for me. Perhaps there’s some gear to be had on Backcountry.com to make such crossings more sure…
Truly, this pool above the cataract is one of the most serene locations in Grand Teton National Park. If one is pushing on into upper Death Canyon, I recommend breaking here with a tasty Powderhound.
As I ran down from the cataract to the car in less than an hour to beat the encroaching darkness, it appeared as if the mountains in all directions were aglow with light.