Lake Solitude from a shelf above the stream valley. Grand Teton NP

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bobbudi on October 24, 2011

Wow! Where did you start your hike to get to this spectacular vantage point?

Ralph Maughan on October 24, 2011


We began on the west slope of the Tetons at the trailhead in the South Fork of Leigh Creek. We backpacked into the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness and climbed up into Granite Lakes Basin. There we set up a base camp and did day hikes.

This particular day hike I did alone. I climbed up and over into the Park and walked until I reached this lonely shelf above Lake Solitude, which I knew from experience did not provide much solitude because of the busy national park trail that went by it. However, I saw no one up on the shelf.

These uplands have interesting sedimentary rock formations in many places, unlike the core of the Tetons. It was a fine place to be.

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