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16 days ago

Gotta be the most gorgeous day hike ever. So glad I did it when I was a bit younger and more in shape.

One of the best hikes I have ever done. Absolutely breathtaking views the entire way around. We spotted some bears ob the trail ahead of us as well.

We did this as a long day hike in the clockwise direction in July, and the downhill section immediately after the divide was still pretty snowy. We slowly stepped our way down without crampons or anything but it was definitely a little sketchy. Patches of snow after that but nothing we couldn't manage.

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1 month ago

This is a fantastic hike - great views! Worth the detour to take the trail up to the glacier overlook (worth the steep trek). Highly recommend you retrace your steps after you get to the lodge - we made the mistake of ignoring other hikers’ advice and the last 4 miles to the road were the worst hiking ever - dusty, hot, biting flies and dodging mule dung, (no views) and then waiting an hour to get a shuttle (no seats on the 5 that passed by). Other than that this was the best day in the park! Wish we had time to do it twice!

so sick

backpacking
1 month ago

amazing trip... 4 days/ 5 nights. started at top of tram. Fox Creek Pass first night. Alaska Basin Lakes next night, with dayhikes in the area. (possible day trip to static peak - i recommend if you are up to it!), the next day we did a day trip to table mountain from hurricane pass. we went off trail up this steep slope of rocks. kind of sketchy. took my breath away being my 3rd day at this high elevation (from ATL - sealevel), we camped at South Fork Cascade Canyon. awesome views. this last campsite was stellar. Then we camped at Outlier the last night. decent views of jenny lake looking down paintbrush canyon. Next time i would try to camp at North Fork Cascade. and possibly at holly lake so we could try to do a daytrip to grizzly lake. amazing trail and the best mountains in the lower 48!

fantastic wild country, while we did not see too many large mammals we did have 2 bison encounters and see some very large, very fresh grizzly bear and wolf tracks. I will go again.

backpacking
1 month ago

An absolutely amazing hike. We did this over 4 days / 3 nights, starting at the top of Rendezvous Mountain and camping on the Death Canyon Shelf, South Fork of Cascade Canyon and Lower Paintbrush. Some of the ascents are challenging, but the views are unparalleled.

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hiking
1 month ago

As a 69-year-old flatlander on my second day, I went only from Logan Pass to the Haystack- Mt Gould gap and return (Sep 3). Skies were mostly cloudy and there was smoke in the valleys. Even with that, this stretch is very scenic and fun. The cliff portions are wide and not scary. I intended to climb Haystack Butte, but lacked the energy and the trail did not look official or maintained.

1 month ago

Love it... absolutely love it. Don't miss the strenuous hike to the top of Grinell glacier, that's the icing on the cake.

Awesome trail. Only took it to the lake, but up the pass would totally be worth it. Consider breaking it into a couple nights at camp or pressing on LEW

An amazing day hike. Did it counter clockwise and I’m so glad I did. The final ascent up to the divide was steep and narrow, and the descent down to Lake Solitude seemed like never ending switchback on talus. Saw a black bear and two moose. A beautiful day.

That's a great day hike!

backpacking
2 months ago

This is an awesome trail with great scenery and lots of wildlife. There is a lot of elevation change, so it is best done as a multi-day backpacking trip. In the mountains, the weather can change rapidly, so be prepared for sun, rain, or snow. Wildflowers bloom like crazy in August, so that is a great time to go! Here is a full report of the backpacking trip I did along the Teton Crest Trail this year (lots of pics, maps, and other info): https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/teton-crest-trail/

on Highline Trail

2 months ago

Beautiful views!

backpacking
2 months ago

The sunrises that you will see is something that you won’t forget
You have to make sure that you are camping in the right spots so you won’t get in trouble
The Alaska basin is super beautiful and doable for day one and you don’t have to pay for that, we were headed south bound.
If you want more photos or want to ask questions you can contact me through insta @j.wwest

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hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. I did this 1st week of July, 2018 and got to Logans pass around 6 a.m. You have to if you plan to park there. On trail mostly in solitude. Great views. There was still snow, but that was fine. If (or when) I return to Glacier I will do this again. I went to the chalet, then turned around to the glacier hike, then hiked back to Logans Pass. People that asked seemed stupefied, but I did not want to hike down to the Loop. It was stupendous and wonderful.

so far, this is my favorite hike in the tetons. We did this over 2 days.....camped at upper paintbrush. Everything about this hike was amazing. I have a fear of heights and there were a few scary spots but not too bad....only one ice/snow patch that you had to walk across. The views are incredible, and we did this when there was still a fair amount of smoke, so the tetons weren't super visible, but still amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible trail. If crowds bother you, get there before 6am.

hiking
2 months ago

tons of wildlife

I did this hike 8 years ago today while hiking to lake Holly. A ranger asked me if I was doing the loop.. and I said I wasn’t planning on it... but why not. I will never forget this hike. It took me 8ish hours when I was in the best shape of my life. I ran out of water for the last 6 miles down cascade canyon and was hallucinating. I also lost my cell phone and it was returned to the ranger station (thank you couple). Amazing views of the Tetons coming down cascade canyon. I saw less than 10 people.

backpacking
2 months ago

Late July-early August flowers are indescribably beautiful. Began at String/Leigh trailhead, 8 nights: 1. Bradley Lake, 2. Phelps Lake 3. Hiked to tram then to Marion Lake 4. Death Canyon Shelf 5. Alaska Basin 6. North Fork 7. Holly Lake 8. Leigh Lake. Best itinerary ever, lots of time to explore and photo.

2 months ago

We hiked this trail to the Granite Park chalet and spent the night at the chalet. Parking does fill up early up at Logan. You can take the shuttle from St Mary’s up as well. The hike is beautiful! So much wildlife and so much to see.

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible trail, but this description is for just a fraction of it. The Crest Trail is 41 miles long, from Teton Pass to the Paintbrush Canyon Trailhead.

2 months ago

Such a ludicrously beautiful hike. It will wear you out, but it is worth the time it takes to complete it.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best trails I have ever been on. Get to the park early and park at Logan Pass. Grab the shuttle back up. The last 4 miles are in full sun with no shade. Stop at the Granite Chalet if you need water or Gatorade, bring cash.

What a hike. It is hard but worth it. The divide is awesome. A little sketch at times.

backpacking
3 months ago

Climbed, went awwwwww! Hard day.
Started the hike from the Logan pass parking lot. Needed to arrive by 7:15 AM in order to secure parking. Headed out immediately onto the trail. Very busy so want to start as early as possible. The hike is just totally awesome all the way through to the chalet. Once leaving the chalet it is a 4 mile fully sun exposed hike to the shuttle stop. You will want to double your water if you going to do this hike in the summer.

hiking
3 months ago

On Sunday My husband dropped me off at Logan Pass. I was on the trail at 8 am. Spectacular views.the whole Highline Trail to the chalet. Went up Glacier Overlook. I took many breaks coming up. None coming down. Very windy at the overlook. I saw 1 goat and three deer. Got to chalet at 1 pm. I purchased a Gatorade at the chalet and used the pit toilet. A woman 15 minutes ahead of me on the Loop Trail saw a bear. The people ahead of me periodically whooped and yelled “here bear”. I did not see a bear.
I got to the Going to the Sun Road at 2:50 pm, just as a shuttle bus went by. The shuttle buses were only taking 2 people at a time and there were over 10 people in line, in full sun. The line moved more due to people hitch hiking than due to shuttle buses. After waiting an hour, an off duty ranger asked the group a few questions. Then suggested that one person per group get on the shuttle. Then drive their car from Logan Pass to the Loop and pick up the rest of their group. The next shuttle to arrive took 12 people. . .

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike, especially early in the morning. I hit the trailhead at 6:15 and was the first on the trail. Saw tons of sheep and some goats later on. Breathtaking views.

Wow, what a hike! I completed this hike in just under 9 hours. Starts and ends with gorgeous lake views. Had to cross two snow fields at the beginning of August! Would not have been possible without my hiking poles. I was exhausted by the time I reached the saddle (highest point), slowed down the way back. Incredible wildflowers just below Lake Solitude. The hike of a lifetime!

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