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With only two days until the solar eclipse, consider heading to Wyoming! In light (or lack thereof) the event, AllTrails has created a list of WY's best eclipse-viewing spots. Six WY State parks/historic sites, including Grand Teton National Park, fall in the path of totality. Nestled in a Teton background, spectators who venture to the park will experience the moon’s shadow racing towards them as the sun disappears among fleeting rays of pink and silver. . In Casper, The Astronomical League is holding its annual convention—that means there will be experts on hand to educate and provide insight on the astronomical phenomenon. Further East, the Gros Ventre Wilderness and Wind River Range boast some of the best hiking and backpacking in the country and are ideal for those who want to escape the crowds in the vast backcountry. With ample public land access, the lowest light pollution in the country, and eclipse celebrations galore—WY seems like the ideal place to be on August 21.

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Claimed this the first weekend in June. Went up the face trail. There was snow the majority of the way. As always very scenic awesome hike.

Great hike! Intermittent snow to fork in trails. Consolidated snow above that. Great conditions if you do not mind a little snow.

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1 day ago

Hiked with the family and dog on June 4 2020. Made it all the way up next to the cave entrance and back in just under 4 hours. We had to cross a couple 8 foot wide fast streams flowing across the trail in the first mile but was able to cross on logs laid across. The trail was muddy at times but in good shape overall until the last 3/4 mile, when it is covered in snow. We diverged left from the trail and stayed on the left of the waterfall coming out of the cave entrance. Definitely needed sticks or trekking poles that last 300 vertical feet. This trail is going to get worse before it gets better as the snow continues to melt, but should be spectacular by the end of June and into the summer.

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2 days ago

Beautiful trail. Saw so many animals. Bring a bear spray and expect lots of people if you go in the afternoon.

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2 days ago

There are views everywhere you look. It's beautiful. I went in early June. While the start (before inspiration point) has no snow, the trail gradually becomes 90% covered in snow. Have shoe spikes with you. Saw quite a few animals: some black bears, a few elks, meese, and many squirrel-like creatures.

Incredible hike, amazing views throughout. Couldn’t recommend highly enough

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3 days ago

Most of trail in the canyon is covered in deep snow. Did trail from string lake trailhead and went up the north fork. Turned around about 1.5 miles from Lake Solitude and had majority of the hike to ourselves, it’s a beautiful hike.

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

This was an amazing hike! The views are spectacular all the way through the canyon. I did this on June 3rd, and there was a lot of snow, so I wore spikes, which made it a lot easier. I didn't see anyone else wearing them though, and they seemed to be OK, so maybe I'm just over-cautious. The trail was a little hard to follow with all of the snow, but if you look for the footprints, you should be fine. Highly recommend this hike!

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4 days ago

Amazing trail with a well established and maintained trail. Saw marmots and a moose. Hidden Waterfall halfway through the hike that is gorgeous. Had a snowball fight in June. Took another’s recommendation to start at the trail head and went right toward Spring Lake to see the amazing mountains for most of the hike. Magical and beautiful, the whole family loved it. We clicked it and it was 8.7 miles using Strava, not the 7.7 that is listed here.

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4 days ago

Great trail. If you can only do one do this one. If you go clockwise there are two moose that hang out there we saw a couple days ago too that is about a third mile in. Might require walking through the woods to get around them.

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5 days ago

This trail is beautiful! Not too steep at the beginning and has lots of gorgeous views along the way. Currently the trail is 75% snow and very muddy so we didn’t make it to the falls but will come back in a month or so.

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Completed the hike May 29th. We hiked from Jenny lake —> inspiration point —> cascade canyon. Round trip was 15 miles. 85% of the cascade canyon trail is covered in snow. We didn’t have crampons or trekking poles and made it to the end but it was a push. Highly recommend, the views are worth all the post-holing!

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6 days ago

Amazing views!! I would put this hike in my top ten favorite hikes for good views. You can see Grand Teton so well from the top! I did this hike with my brother on 5/25/20 and there was still well over 6 feet of snow most of the way. The first quarter mile almost wasn’t too bad but we were trailblazing the rest of the way through deep snow up to the top. I think it definitely would be easier later in the season when the snow melts. We started at about 6:30 in the morning and ended back at the trailhead around 12:30 so it took us about 6 hours to do the whole thing. I definitely would recommend bringing lots of water and wear sunscreen (we got sunburned pretty badly from all of the sun reflecting off the snow). I definitely plan on going back around September to do this hike!

Trails are well marked and can be crowded in certain areas. For example cascade canyon down to Jenny lake or within a few miles of the gondola. However if you’re doing the whole trail, you’ll go stretches without seeing people. We only encountered a few horses, a few moose and one looked to be adolescent grizzly. The weather is very changeable, so be prepared. Wildflowers? Incredible…

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8 days ago

If you only have one day to hike in the Tetons, I recommend spending half your day with this hike. Start at Jenny lake trailhead and to right, towards Spring Lake. As you come up around the thumb you’ll have mountains in front of you the whole way. Reward about 2/3 though will be the falls and the overlook. Only saw some marmots but LOTS of other scat on the trail. Bear spray recommended, because you never know.

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8 days ago

Amazing hike! Some snow and muddy conditions, but nothing difficult. Not too crowded today either.

I went a few years ago and it definitely remains as my all time favorite hike! Stunning views, magnificent waterfall, and the cave at the top is a sweet reward! We were going in the cave for easily half an hour before we reached the point that you need climbing gear. 10/10

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8 days ago

Caught the last light of day touching the tops of the tetons at the opening of the canyon and it was beautiful! Had to tack on extra mileage to this hike as the Jenny Lake ferry that takes you to the official trailhead is not running at this time- furthest we could drive the car was to the Jenny Lake trailhead which eventually intersects this trailhead. Didn’t get to the very end of the canyon as we didn’t want to be out there in the dark for too long as wildlife activity has been on the rise lately. We started the hike at 5PM, took in the views of the grand opening of the canyon, and hiked back down in the dark...which wasn’t terrible as the trail is well maintained. Definitely wasn’t complaining about hiking back under a blanket of stars either. Parts of the trail are still under snow so had to hike through some slush at times but nothing was iced over.

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8 days ago

Beautiful! Was opened on May 18th. We saw so many elk, marmots. Also had a close encounter (10 yards) with a grizzly bear. So bring the bear spray. Waterproof and good tread on shoes is necessary. Large parts of trail still in snow, but it’s melting and creating some muddy areas. Still my favorite hike to date.

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