Hiking in the Tetons

August 20th, 2010

Due to such great weather, the group decided to go for a 9.6 mile hike (4.8 miles up and up and up and then back down again). We hiked the Lupine Meadows Trail NNW of Moose, Wyoming — in Grand Teton National Park. This specific trail takes you to Amphitheater Lake, which is nestled in between Grand Teton and Middle Teton. It was an absolute fantastic hike, with several switchbacks along the way.

At the very top of our hike, we came upon Amphitheater Lake, which is located at 9,698 feet above sea level.  Because I'm a big fan of oxygen, I noticed that I was not quite in Ohio any more.  The hike provided us with a 2,960 foot elevation gain above the valley; therefore, there were spectacular views!!

At the very top of our hike, we came upon Amphitheater Lake, which is located at 9,698 feet above sea level. Because I'm a big fan of oxygen, I noticed that I was not quite in Ohio any more. The hike provided us with a 2,960 foot elevation gain above the valley; therefore, there were spectacular views!!

One Response to “Hiking in the Tetons”

  1. mkfon 21 Aug 2010 at 3:30 pm

    That is a really great hike. I did it a couple years back on the Forth of July. There was still a bunch of snow on the trail and Amphitheater Lake was almost totally covered in ice. My friend and I set up our tent on 2 feet of snow pack a couple hundred feet from Surprise Lake. Beautiful scenery though, even if we were kind of stupid for camping on snow on the Forth of July.

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