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Old 06-26-2016, 06:37 PM   #21
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First day in yellowstone and went to old faithful and other geysers (just in the truck...no trailer...). A few short hills but nothing I would be worried about with the trailer.
Looking forward to the rest of the week and heading to Teton later.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:57 AM   #22
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Second day in yellowstone and went to mammoth, tower, lemar areas. Some good 7% grades from tower to mount washburn otherwise, not bad.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:15 PM   #23
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Third day in yellowstone and went to cayon & falls, hayden valley and yellowstone lake. On the way from yellowstone lake to old faithful there was some long 4-5% grades. Will be taking them tomorrow morning on the way to the Tetons with the camper.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:39 PM   #24
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When you visit the Grand Teton area, don't miss a chance to hike around Jenny Lake, just south of Jackson Lake. It is one of the most beautiful hiking areas my wife and I have ever visited. Start in the early morning, it is about a 9-mile hike, but relatively flat and unchallenging even for those of us in our early 70's. Make sure to bring lots of fresh water. There is also the option of riding a tour boat from the Activity Center at the south end of the lake over to the west side, and then hike back. Dinner at the Jenny Lake Lodge is a truly special treat.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:55 PM   #25
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Fourth day and left yellowstone. The path from West to South yellowstone was not too bad. A few 4-5% grades but not bad at all. The old 6.0 gasser did me just fine. I did leave at 7.30am and did not have much traffic. Was down in colter bay by 9.30am. Had to wait till 12.30pm to check in but had some nice walks around the lake.
I hope this helps others. Happy camping....
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:30 PM   #26
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Yes this is helping. We leave in a few weeks to the Tetons then Grizzley RV park. How was the traffic on the reverse side of the road through Yellowstone? We will be doing it in reverse but thought we needed to leave by 5am. You said 7:30am worked out fine, that would be great if we could also leave at that time.
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For Jenny Lake hike, do you have to go the entire 9 miles? we have an 8 year old.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:56 AM   #28
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Yes this is helping. We leave in a few weeks to the Tetons then Grizzley RV park. How was the traffic on the reverse side of the road through Yellowstone? We will be doing it in reverse but thought we needed to leave by 5am. You said 7:30am worked out fine, that would be great if we could also leave at that time.
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The traffic coming from the south enterance was not bad until about 8.30am. When we hit west thumb is when it picked up. The gate at south enterance was backed (~40) deep. I think 7.30am would be just fine.
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For Jenny Lake hike, do you have to go the entire 9 miles? we have an 8 year old.
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There is a ~2 mile hike at colter bay that is beautiful and would be fine for an 8 yr old.
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Jakie-boy,
We made it to Jenny Lake today. Afraid we did not take the 9 mile hike but agree it's a beautiful area....:thumbup:
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Dm, you don't have to leave at 5:00 am. There is really not much traffic in the park before 10:00 am. 7:30 to 8:00 would be fine.


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There is a ~2 mile hike at colter bay that is beautiful and would be fine for an 8 yr old.
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We tried to do the 2 mile hike around colter bay but had to turn around when we encountered a bear on the trail. As we back down the trail the bear followed us. When we were in the clearing by the causeway he came out and looked at us. The he walked a short distance on the shoreline but then went into the water and started to swim towards us. We were able to exit quietly as he exited the water and went into the woods. Fortunately we did not have to use our bear spray.


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We tried to do the 2 mile hike around colter bay but had to turn around when we encountered a bear on the trail. As we back down the trail the bear followed us. When we were in the clearing by the causeway he came out and looked at us. The he walked a short distance on the shoreline but then went into the water and started to swim towards us. We were able to exit quietly as he exited the water and went into the woods. Fortunately we did not have to use our bear spray.


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Happy things worked out "safely". When we were walking the trail, we were talking and even calling out - "Hey, bear..." from time to time. Never did see a bear but as we all know, they are there....
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We tried to do the 2 mile hike around colter bay but had to turn around when we encountered a bear on the trail. As we back down the trail the bear followed us. When we were in the clearing by the causeway he came out and looked at us. The he walked a short distance on the shoreline but then went into the water and started to swim towards us. We were able to exit quietly as he exited the water and went into the woods. Fortunately we did not have to use our bear spray.


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Smart move carrying bear spray with you. I'm glad it worked out that you didn't have to use it.
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For Jenny Lake hike, do you have to go the entire 9 miles? we have an 8 year old.
if you take boat across Jenny Lake the hike to inspiration point is great. its 2.6 miles round trip (changed due to trail construction)

Also, for views you can't beat eating at the Blue owl at Jackson lake Lodge.
Its a Bar/ Grill with amazing views and you can enjoy a beer, glass of wine or whatever your heart desires
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if you take boat across Jenny Lake the hike to inspiration point is great. its 2.6 miles round trip (changed due to trail construction)
I hope they have improved the trail since I was there in 2013. You really had to watch your step.

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We were there after memorial day and that part of the trail is closed because it is so bad. They are doing major trail renovations in that area. You actually hike along the lake and then take part of another trail up to the point.

I have a picture taken from the top of that rock ledge part where the trail is roped off, but i can't upload it for some reason (my favorite part of the trail, and where we saw a bear, not wifes favorite part)
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