Sunday, June 27, 2010

Garnet Canyon

A gorgeous summer day; Dave & Gail and I went for a hike up Garnet Canyon to get some exercise. We ran into continuous snow beginning at the Platforms area (about 9000'), and didn't go much further than that. Wow, summer is finally here!

Garnet Canyon at EveryTrail

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Teton Rail Trail

Glen, Guy, and I went for an easy mountain bike ride on the converted railroad grade (rails to trails) from Tetonia to Lamont. Easy riding since it is never more than a 2% grade. The old railroad trestles have been repaired or replaced, with very nice decking and railings. Here is the new bridge across Badger Creek.

The views are better if you ride north-to-south, so you have better views of the Teton Range.

Teton Rail Trail (partial) at EveryTrail

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ski Lake and Beyond

A gorgeous day in Jackson Hole, so we went for a hike up to Ski Lake

and kept going on up above the lake into Horseshoe Bowl. There is a trail leading up out of the northwest corner of the bowl, so we followed that until we ran into too much snow at about 9500'. Great views looking north to the Grand, and every other direction for that matter.
I couldn't find a name for the two small lakes in the foreground of this picture, they're at about 9000' just southwest of Phillips Pass.

Trip details at EveryTrail