Hiking and camping at Grand Tetons National Park

The Grand Tetons are a mountain range just South of Yellowstone known for it’s dramatic cliffs and views. It’s been someplace that I’ve always wanted to see, and I’m itching for some exercise, so I decide to find a nice day hike to take. One recommendation from a park ranger was to hike around Phelps lake, which I decide to do.

Incredible views already, and I’m just getting into the park

Hiking around Phelps Lake

Views from around the lake. The pine trees change color as you go, getting more and more purple

About 6 miles into the 8 mile hike, I come up to some people standing on a huge rock that goes into the lake. A young girl is at the edge of the rock and has been standing there for a while now, trying to gain the courage to jump. She doesn’t seem like she’s going to go, so I try to set a good example and jump right in.

It’s about a 20 foot drop into the icy water

After the adrenaline rush and coolness of the water, I make way back to my bike, suit up, and make my way to Lorin’s house in Jackson, WY.

About Sper

LA born. Michigan raised. Current Chicagoan. Technology nerd. Motorcycleπ enthusiast. I quit my job, sold all of my stuff, and am riding my dream through the US, Canada, Latin and South America.
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