Category Archives: Hikes and Backpacks

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The Paintbrush-Cascade Canyon Loop

A dramatic sunset casts a pink glow over the North Fork of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Whenever planning a backpacking trip in Grand Teton National Park, or any national park, always check with that park’s Visitor Center to inquire about any necessary permits. A free permit is required when backpacking in Grand Teton National Park.

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Distance (loop): 19.2 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best time of year: Summer, Fall

For those with limited time, but want a true excursion into the Teton Mountains, there is no better journey than the Paintbrush-Cascade Canyon Loop. Both canyons deliver tremendous views of both the backcountry of the mountains and overlooks of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Though the scenery is only a sampling that the Tetons have to offer, it is a tremendous representation of the magnificent mountain terrain. – Continue reading

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Backpacking Turquoise Lake in the Gros Ventre Wilderness

The moon shines above Turquoise Lake in the Gros Ventre Wilderness of Wyoming.
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Distance (one way): 10.9 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best time of year: Summer, Fall

This post will initiate a new category on this blog that I’ll writing about encompassing some of my favorite hikes that I’ve done. It won’t be restricted to any one particular region, but will just be some of the hikes that have stuck out in my mind as memorable and enjoyable. This past weekend I made a backpacking trip into the Gros Ventre Wilderness east of Jackson Hole, Wyoming into Turquoise Lake and thought that that would make for a good inaugural post. – Continue reading

Mountain peaks border the Gros Ventre Wilderness as seen from Jackson Peak, Wyoming.

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