Friday, September 18, 2009
Grand Teton National Park
9 Days until "National Parks: America's Best Idea"
Grand Teton is home to one of our favorite hikes: Cascade Canyon. To reach the trail head, you must first take a boat across beautiful Jenny Lake at the base of the Teton Range. Hike a half mile and you'll pass Hidden Falls. Another half mile will take you up switchbacks to Inspiration Point. Continue on into Cascade Canyon for some of the best scenery in the West. This lush canyon is full of wild flowers, snow capped peaks, and cascading waterfalls. We have spotted moose 100% of the time we have hiked this trail, but we've also seen martins, deer, marmots, picas, and even a black bear!