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A Few easy hikes in Grand Tetons - Erik?

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I'm taking my daughter and 7 1/2 year old granddaughter to Yellowstone and GTNP in mid-July.

The granddaughter has already said that she wants to try Mt Washburn. It's a little long for her but the trail is a very easy dirt road leading up to a ranger station. I did it a few years ago.
The problem of course, is not the difficulty but the elevation that starts at 8,800 ft and ends at 10,300. Go slowly, drink water and rest often.

I'm also planning the boat across Jenny Lake and then the hike to the falls and Inspiration Pt.

We may have some extra time in GTNP and I'm wondering between String, Leigh or Phelps Lake overlook (not down to the lake).

It's hard to tell if the granddaughter will be all hiked out by then or raring to go. I want to have options.

I guess if she's had it we could always go to Jackson for part of a day.

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    Hie , hope you arrive to choose for your trip LGA/Midtown...
    In GT, the hikes are generally more challenging than in Yellowstone but some are not so difficult.
    The one to Phelps lake is not so funny as we find the fun only going down to the lake...

    String Lake is a good idea,
    Leigh lake and the extension to Beapaw or trapper worth the walk..
    After Inspiration Point I think one hour or 2 in cascade is really enjoyable. It's easy to walk and good chance tosee Mooses...The real difficulty is when tou take hike to Solitude Lk...
    We have hiked Taggart and Bradley and thsoe are nice , not difficult but certainly to hike by good weather(we had a grey sky and so not so nice it could be..).

    Two Ocean lake is easy and Wildlife often at "rendez-vous"...

    Finally some flats with great background for a photographer : Willows flats, all the trails around Heritage Point, notably Swan lake

    So, if we had to choose 2 or 3:
    String Lk,
    Cascade canyon after Inspiration point
    Two Ocean Lk.
    In the 2nd group : Willows flats, Swan Lk, Taggart Bradley.
    Then, Leigh, Moose Ponds..

    And when she will be older, but will Gran'pa be able to follow : solitude Lake(one of the most beautiful hike we know), Amphitheater(strenous because "short" and steep... and also Holy lake..).
    Erik

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