Category Archives: Wyoming

A Short Backpacking Trip to Coyote Rock

Illuminated tent under a night sky with the Teton Mountains, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
Illuminated tent under a night sky with the Teton Mountains, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

Distance (one way): 2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous
Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall

All that work and I still don’t have even one photo of Coyote Rock.

Located just east of Grand Teton National Park, high above the valley of Jackson Hole, lies a lone boulder secluded in its recession on a hill that delivers tremendous views of the region. This is Coyote Rock. Though the trail only brings you two miles from the road, the feeling of isolation and disconnection from the valley below is easily attainable.

I made a short, overnight backpacking trip to this rock late in June with the purpose of acquiring some new night photography imagery while also catching a quick escape into nature. Due to my timing, the mosquitoes were aggressively anxious for attention, but are typically only in the area from mid-June to early July, so don’t expect them if you’re visiting outside of that time. - Continue reading

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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. (Mike Cavaroc)
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. (Mike Cavaroc)
The moon shines above Turquoise Lake in the Gros Ventre Wilderness of Wyoming. Google+Interested in meeting other hikers from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? Join my Google+ Community dedicated to hiking and backpacking the GYE’s wilderness and protected lands!

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.

Mountain peaks border the Gros Ventre Wilderness as seen from Jackson Peak in the Gros Ventre Mountains, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
Mountain peaks border the Gros Ventre Wilderness as seen from Jackson Peak, Wyoming. - Continue reading
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