Hidden Falls and Beyond

One of our favorite hikes starts with a boat ride across Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

We got a start in the morning, as did a number of others. Our boat, below, is returning  empty to pick up more hikers.  Later in the day, the boats will be full both ways and, in the late afternoon, will be packed with returning passengers while empty in the opposite direction.

passenger "ferry" on Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National park.

Hidden Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the park.  When we visited back in the 70s and 80s, there were lots of places all around and right up to the falls where people could sit, rest, and have picnics.  Unfortunately, all of the “lovin’” of nature, was causing the area to erode unnaturally.  So the park service undertook measures to restrict access to specific areas. 

Trail to hidden Falls, Grand Teton National Park

Today, access to the area of the falls and along the trails  is restricted and has returned to a much more natural setting.

Hidden Falls, Grand Teton Nationa Park

Beyond the falls is the trail to Inspiration Point.  Part of it is a bit unnerving to those nervous with heights.

trail to inspiration point, Grand Teton National Park

A ways beyond Inspiration Point, the trail opens up into Cascade Canyon.  We went about a mile past Inspiration Point.

Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National park

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