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Backpacker Magazine – January 2014
Wildflowers in Indian Peaks, CO, an old climbers' trail in Wyoming, and more.
National Park Dayhike
Lake of the Crags, Grand Teton NP, WY
Follow an old climbers’ trail (unmapped! no people!) into Hanging Canyon—gaining 2,700 feet—to Lake of the Crags, an alpine pool at the base of seven 10,000-plus-footers on this 8-mile dayhike (round-trip). From the Jenny Lake trailhead, head up signed Hanging Canyon to take a dip in the glacier-fed lake amid the jagged amphitheater with eastern views across the Teton Valley. Contact (307) 739-3399; Website