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I am new to this forum and I was hoping you’ll be able to give me your advice.
A bit of background first: we (my boyfriend and I) have been hiking for quite some time up and down the Alps. We have always done day hikes, some scrambling, some “via ferrata” and are well used to unpredictable weather, different types of terrain amd steep ascents.
This year the plan is to go to Grand Teton………..backcountry!!
I suspect the idea is to do the GT Trail and possibly the lower trail to complete the loop.
We’ve never been hiking in the USA so I really don’ t know what to expect
We haven’t yet booked our permit, we’ll be going in early September Is it normally still busy or will it be easier to get backcountry passes once there?
What’s the weather like in early September?
Over here (I mean over in Italy) we usually get sunshine, some rain and we only got some early snow last year. It’s not that hot in September, and quite often if it rains, it will rain all day. Oh and the wind. That can be VERY cold.
I have never been backcountry, and the thought of putting all my possessions on my back and carry them around like a little snail worries me a little.
I know, “travel light”, enjoy your “sachet food” for a week, and don’t worry about the bears, by the end of the week you’ll stink so badly they’ll think you’re one of them. Still…………..
I might try to convince my dear other half to do some overnighters first, just to see how it goes.
Top tips for a novice?
thank you all