Grand Teton National Park
Our Travel Dates: September 12 – September 13 (2013)
Grand Teton Totals: 18.9 miles & elevation gain of 4,900 ft
This trip to Grand Teton National Park was part of our trip to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park in September. Over 11 days of hiking we hiked over 140 miles with an elevation gain of over 25,000 feet. This was a trip of a lifetime and well worth the 2 lost toenails.
Day 11 – Cascade Canyon to Paintbrush Canyon Loop (18.9 miles, 4,900′)
Unfortunately, we were only able to spend one day hiking in Grand Teton National Park but we made the most of it and did Cascade Canyon to Paintbrush Canyon Loop. Yes, all 18.9 miles of it…in one day! It was absolutely breathtaking! It was a pretty gradual climb at first but then became very steep to get to the top. Everyone we passed couldn’t believe we were doing the whole thing in one day, let alone at the end of our trip!
We saw an Osprey and an Osprey nest at the very start of the hike. We were also able to see more glaciers and I even slid on some ice/snow!
After leaving Grand Teton National Park we stopped by Mormon Row.
We stayed one night in Jackson Hole, WY and fell in love! We were so disappointed we could only stay one day. We left Thursday morning to make the trek back to UT. We stopped and stayed in Logan, UT so we wouldn’t have quite as far to drive on Friday morning. The trip from Jackson Hole, WY to Logan, UT was unreal! I can’t get over how much beauty there is in these states! I’m truly in love and can’t wait to move there!