3,593 forum posts
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.