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backpacking
4 days ago

It was amazing you hike up the mountain to a giant lake that had jaw dropping scenery, and the water felt great.

snowshoeing
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snow
25 days ago

Very beautiful lake on top. Saw small bear early in AM when we got to the lake. Early AM the wildlife is very abundant.

Hiked the summer trail in the snow. The last mile stretch was the most challenging but worth it for the views at the top.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great Winter Hike!!
We started ~1mile below the trailhead due to the seasonal closure. We took the trail over to the historic camp, then we went up to the lake overlook and turned it from there. Gorgeous views and very easy terrain. Since it was winter, we left the trail a number of times to explore the area.
If you're a backcountry skier, this is an amazing spot. Climb would only take a couple hours and the lines are spectacular.

paddle sports
2 months ago

I love to hike in with my inflatable paddle board. It's a beautiful hike in and the lake is great for paddle boarding

FAVORITE TRAIL IN TETONS!!!! Go all the way!

4 months ago

Coming back on Cache Creek trail/road make a bit shorter loop with views of the mountains.

Great trail! I hiked the trail in early June and saw mother bear and her cubs as well as a bull moose.

Beautiful. May take longer than you think to complete the hike. Route-finding can be difficult in the boulder section and may not be appropriate for children, older folks, or disabled. A stunning annual run for us with access to the Middle/Grand saddle.

Great hike with breathtaking views. Saw lots of chipmunks but no bears! Had bear spray just in case. My husband and I really enjoyed this hike.

Lovely views above Phelps Lake. Take the time to go beyond Patrol Cabin as the canyon opens out and you get tremendous views. There was a light covering of snow in the Canyon which made it all the more spectacular. The aspens were at their best

hiking
5 months ago

This loop was awesome not to difficult at all. weather was perfect mid to high 50s. blue skies.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome scenery

Hiked this Oct 14. Snow at Patrol Cabin and into the canyon. Tough hike if you are just acclimating to the elevation-it’s a long, uphill trek to the cabin from Phelps Lake. We did go into the canyon a bit, but there was about 6” of snow so we didn’t go too far. The switchbacks are not super steep, just constant uphill for a while. Beautiful scenery, although most of the aspens had lost their leaves.

We took the more obvious trail that leads north and up. We took the small game trail to the right that runs midway along the cliffy part and scrambled up to the top of the cliffs (proper scramble!) and did a loop back down to parking. Amazing and short (however not the trail in the map) and technical. Also there are hunters out so wear bright orange!

hiking
5 months ago

I wish I had done this hike on a clear day. The view of the Tetons would have been amazing. Regardless, this was a really fun trail. It is a great work out and is clearly defined.
I made a Gopro video of my hike if you are interested in seeing the fall/snowy scenery. https://youtu.be/4_ojs_Y8gGg

Very beautiful around the lake!

5 months ago

We did this the week of the total solar eclipse and caught a glimpse of a moose.

We thought this trail was a great hike! It was a bit cool, hiking in snow the last 1/2 mile, but beautiful!

Very pretty, we had the whole trail to ourselves. Lots of squirrels and chickens to amuse my dog. Road is pretty washed out. My car is 4 wheel drive and struggled through the mud in a couple places. Nothing a lil sheer masculinity and a tight wheel grip couldn't get us through.

Easy trail- we hiked early this morning when it was sprinkling. No moose, no bears and only met other hikers when we were leaving. Enjoyed the quiet. Later saw 5 moose off Moose-Wilson road and hwy 22 in Jackson. LOL.

We managed to do this trail in 4 hours between rain showers. The canyon is wonderful and great fall colors. No sign of bears but it is prime territory’s I tale precautions

Amazing and beautiful hike to patrol cabin. So many different landscapes, and you have to make it into the canyon. Simply breathtaking. Did it with the fall colors!! A favorite hike for sure!

hiking
5 months ago

First real big hike in Tetons. So worth the hike. Definitely gotta go again. Challenging hike and rock scrambling.

Great early fall day. This trail is beautiful and very accessible as well. We did the full seven mile loop around the lake without straining. The 700 foot elevation change is mostly in the first mile or so. The rest was just a great walk in the woods. Saw what we believe was a mink, a ptarmigan and even a bear. Fantastic trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike, a little crowded

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike! BRING BEAR SPRAY! We were growled at as we switchbacked down the lake. You can read more about it here: https://practicalvagabonds.com/caution-bears-in-the-area/

I hiked this one to about 1.5 miles past the cabin, through the meadow and into some outstanding forest on September 23, 2018. Fall colors were everywhere!

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