The roundtrip from the boat dock on Jenny Lake is nearly 20 miles, so cut 4 of those and pay the $10 bucks and have the boat shuttle you across Jenny Lake and back (you'll be glad on the return you didn't have to go another 2 miles). The first 4.5 miles of this trail are fairly easy and anyone with stamina and in relatively good health, and starting early (7AM is first boat crossing) can do it. The trail forks at the top of the canyon, and the right fork leads to Lake Solitude, another nearly 3 miles out. The distance is not so tough, but you must climb about 1200 or so feet over that distance, and as altitude is getting to the "beyond tree level" point the air thins a bit. Bring lots of water and bars and you'll be rewarded with a spectacular tarn (lake formed in a glacial cirque) that abuts the mountains rising another 2000 feet in front of you. Wow! Pizza and beer at Leeks Marina tonight!!!
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