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TOP 5 things to do in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

TOP 5 things to do in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

Jan 22nd, 2009, 10:29 AM
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Hmmm....looks like I may need to budget more like five hours at Jenny Lake.
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Jan 22nd, 2009, 12:25 PM
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yes, it's one of my favorite hikes. can get crowded but it thins ot considerably past inspiration point. you won't regret allotting more time here.
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Jan 22nd, 2009, 04:25 PM
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I am not certain, but I would imagine that the boat on the return would be easier to catch than the boat headed over. You could probably do Hidden Falls in three hours. If you go to Inspiration Point it's another 30-40 minutes. You can then hike further up into Cascade Canyon for as far as you like. The bulk stops at Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.

So yeah, you could go all the way to Inspiration Point in 4 hours round trip, provided that everything went well, and you didn't have to wait on boats. If you hiked back, it would be at least another 45 minutes, maybe longer. You pretty much need to allow a 1/2 to do it right. You don't want to be rushed. I still say get there first thing, you will save time and avoid crowds. Be there at 8:00 or whenever they open.
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Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:56 PM
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I've moved things around a bit and now, we'll do Jenny Lake the day we leave Yellowstone for Jackson.

We'll get to Colter Bay first and do the hike around the marina area, and check out the museum. Then do the drive to Signal Mountain for a couple pictures, then head to Jenny Lake.

We should be starting the boat ride/hike around 1:00 pm.

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