Last summer hike in the Tetons in late June 2013

10:27 a.m. on January 22, 2013 (EST)
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Last summer when I was up in Jackson Wy I did a overnight hike up Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude and Paintbrush Divide. Here are the pictures from the hike.


I began by bicycling up to Grand Teton Nat Park from Jackson. This is the border of the park about  8 miles from the south east entrance and 5 miles north of Jackson.


I am now on the southwest side of Jenny Lake heading for Cascade Canyon.


A kayaker on Jenny Lake


Looking back east at Point Solitude above Jenny Lake at the mouth of Cascade Canyon. The Gros Vente (Grow Vont) Range is on the horizon.


Looking up into Cascade Canyon from near its mouth.


Cascade Creek in lower canyon swollen with melting snow.


Apres Vous Peak above Cascade Creek Canyon


Rushing water gives Cascade Creek Canyon its name.


The canyon's trail meanders thru talus slopes and forests along the way.







Various peaks stand above the canyon left and right.

A Hoary Marmot peers out from its rocky home.


As I start up North Cascade Canyon I look back at different points of the main Teton peaks.

Lake Solitude at the head of North Cascade Canyon still surrounded by snow at 9800 feet.


Around the NE side of the lake  there is ice melting slowly in the spring air. Looking south.


High Alpine flowers bloom along the trail.


Hiking the ascent to Paintbrush Divide with Indian Paintbrush and Shooting Stars and Teewinot Mtn.


Higher still you can see the classic "U" shaped valley sculpted by ancient glacier action


Lake Solitude left center looking back northwest as I approach Paintbrush Divide.


Rocky Mountain Goats along the way. Soon as I was spotted by them they sprinted away and as I rounded a corner to find them, they had ran nearly a 1/2 mile away barely noticable in the snow patches above me.


Just above the talus rock at the bottom of this picture are some of the goats. The image is fuzzy as I shot this in a hurry trying to catch them as they still ran away.


Paintbrush Divide 11,700' and the Tetons looking southwest.


Looking NE Jackson Lake is visable just above center above snow patches down in Paintbrush Canyon.


Paintbrush Canyons head covered by snow patches loosening their grip on the rocky slopes below east of the divide.


Distant hikers on Paintbrush Divide


After descending back down to Solitude the sun shines on the east face of Teewinot


Later the setting sun shines  on the peaks


Evening begins to come on Paintbrush Divide low center


Early morning sunrise above my lower campsite

The crescent moon at dawn


Back along the GTNP bike trail heading back to town


Elk Antler Square in downtown Jackson. There is one of these arches on each of the four corners of the square. This one on Broadway and Cache has the Moose A antler sign


My bike and a close-up of the Elk Antler Arch. Not sure n how many antlers make up each arch. Last summer they began replacing the old antlers making new arches to replace the ones that had been there about 20 years. 

3:20 p.m. on January 22, 2013 (EST)
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Nice photos Gary.  Aspen Hole ain't what it used to be.

5:35 p.m. on January 22, 2013 (EST)
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Wheres Aspen Hole? Colorado? Never heard it called that.

I have been working on my pictures I took last summer, fall and  early winter, which is why I have just now posted the trip report, I will do more later.

7:05 p.m. on January 22, 2013 (EST)
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Truly incredible - the photos and your journeys. Thanks. 

12:46 p.m. on January 23, 2013 (EST)
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Aspen Hole is the nickname given to Jackson by Wyoming residents due to the influx of tourists, especially the people with jet planes, fur coats, and no idea about all that wild country that surrounds it.

3:31 p.m. on January 23, 2013 (EST)
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Actually its called Jackson Hole or Jackson's Hole as it was named for Mountain man Davy Jackson. A french trapper. A "Hole" is a valley completely surrounded by mountains as Jackson Hole is.

In 32 years there I have never heard it referred to as Aspen Hole? Tho not being a winter person there, it may be a name given by skiers of winter visitor's. In 32 years I have stayed 5 separate winters.

12:49 p.m. on January 24, 2013 (EST)
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The town is Jackson.

3:19 p.m. on February 1, 2013 (EST)
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Beautiful photos, Gary!

5:07 p.m. on February 1, 2013 (EST)
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Yes, town is called Jackson but some call it either way. I usually shorten it to JH when I type it. In town the J is often replaced with a cowboy boot facing left with the H, when its on tsirts and things.

11:49 a.m. on March 14, 2013 (EDT)
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I will be doing this exact hike in august this year(if I am reading your report right) the loop through cascade canyon and paintbrush canyon and back to jennny lake. Love that I can find a report from someone who has been on here.

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