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Hermitage Point Professional Review and Guide
"A unique hike on an undeveloped peninsula in expansive Jackson Lake. You can take the loop from either direction. Since the morning is often more clear than the afternoon, you might try the north shore first.When you think of hiking in Grand Teton, you don’t think of gentle trails around forest-lined mountain lakes. Instead, you think about walking around the great peaks. Consequently, it appears, the northeast corner of the park has been spared the popularity of the western section of the park."
--Bill Schneider, Hiking Grand Teton National Park (Falcon Guides).
Only our 2nd hike in WY and we are treated to our first grizzly bear sighting! It was exactly how we had hoped...from our car!! (along Two Ocean Road driving through meadows on either side about midmorning) Needless to say we were glad we had invested in a spray can of courage. This trail became my all time favorite due mostly to the abundant wildflowers in meadows framed by the awesome Tetons. Wandering through aspen groves was just as beautiful! Due to the trail closure on the southern side of the lake we hiked to the top of Grand View Point to have our lunch. The switchbacks were killers for us flatlanders but the sense of accomplishment and grand views certainly made up for the lack of oxygen.
A terrific, easy day hike through the most incredible wildflower meadows we've come across... gently rolling hills, some nicely wooded areas, birds, gorgeous lake views and more. Successfully completed the 6.5 miles with the 4-year-old on foot.
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