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Grand Teton NP: Death Canyon Shelf and Alaska Basin

See the highlights of a classic, six-day trek in Grand Teton National Park.
Photos by Michael Lanza, TheBigOutside.com
For details on the route, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1636666
  • The Death Canyon Shelf
  • Wildflowers bloom in profusion on the Death Canyon Shelf.
  • You'll find some of Grand Teton National Park's most spectacular backcountry campsites along the Death Canyon Shelf.
  • Sunset Lake sits on the northern edge of Alaska Basin, a wonderland filled with small pools, granite slabs, and wildflowers.
  • After cresting Hurricane Pass, the trail descends past Schoolroom Glacier en route to South Fork Cascade Canyon.
The Death Canyon Shelf
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The Death Canyon Shelf

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