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GTNP and other questions

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GTNP and other questions

Forgot to ask for a good itinerary for a one day at park, with some kid friendly hike(s) and site-seeing Thanks again

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1. Re: GTNP and other questions

Grand Teton's signature hike (aside from actually ascending, of course) is the Jenny Lake Trail up to Hidden Falls, although you can go further than that. Most people also stop for photo ops at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, but unless you want to take a float ride on the Snake River, much of the park involves many overlooks pulloffs for views of the Tetons. The most important are probably the Snake River Overlook (the one Ansel Ansems took his famous picture from), the Oxbow Bend Overlook and Schwabacher Landing. Have you booked lodging yet? If we knew where you'll be staying that would help people advise you better. For instance, splurging on the Jackson Lake Lodge would allow you to scan the Willow Flats for wildlife at dusk and dawn.

Edited: 14 August 2014, 19:20
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photos of trails:

http://www.jacksonholewy.net/trails/

Here are some suggested hiking trails for kids:

Taggart and Bradley Lakes. Moderate hike to one or both of these beautiful mountain lakes. 3.2 to 4.8 miles round trip.

Phelps Lake overlook. Easy 1.6 mile hike to an overlook 700' above Phelps Lake; then turn around.

Cascade Canyon. Reach the trailhead by taking the ferry (RT: adults $12, children $6; one-way: adults $7, children $5) from South Jenny Lake http://www.jennylakeboating.com/ which will save you hiking 2 miles around the lake. Easy 1.2 mile to Hidden Falls; followed by moderate .8 mile hike to Inspiration Point; then moderate hike into Cascade Canyon to the fork (2.8 miles). Then hike back before the last ferry. This is the most popular trail in the park, but crowds thin out after the first couple of miles from the dock.

Drink plenty of water, take it easy on alcohol consumption (because alcohol dehydrates you), and take an easy pace hiking until you're accustomed to the altitude. Nausea or dizziness can be a sign of altitude sickness. If you are prone to altitude sickness, consider taking ibuprofen ahead of time.

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3. Re: GTNP and other questions

Thank you all for suggestions. I Apologize for posting on the wrong forum.

Have 4 more days to go!!! The kids are all excited!!!!

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