It is starting to feel like summer in the Tetons. Friday saw the opening of the South enterance to Yellowstone National park. The opening of the park roads is always an unoffical milestone marking the start of another summer in the Tetons. Along with the park opening we have been experiencing warm sunny days. This has helped to dry out many of the biking and hiking trails and free the lakes of ice leading to endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals alike. Of course, we are still a ways away from enjoy the higher altitude trails, but there is plenty to do. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Hike the Jenny Lake trail in Grand Teton National Park. – Jenny Lake offers some of the most beautiful views of the Tetons and the Cathedral Group in the park. The 7 mile trails circles the lake and is one of the easiest hikes in the park.
2. Visit Yellowstone – Spring and early summer is a fantastic time to visit Yellowstone. The animals are moving around after a long winter, plants are in bloom and the road are less crowded than the height of the summer season. Bring your camera, binoculars and a picinic basket and create a few lasting memories.
3. Mountain Bike Cache Creek – Jackson Hole is home to incredible mountain biking. Much of it can be found in the Cache Creek drainage. Hop on your bike and go for a spin. The word is that most of the trails are free of mud and snow and are in great shape.