Kayaking Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park

A woman kayaker gazes at the Grand Teton peak and other mountains while paddling near Colter Bay.
A kayaker on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton N.P. last week
Above is one of my favorite photos from my recent road trip. It was taken a few minutes outside Colter Bay on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton N.P. This was my second paddle of the day -- I first hit the water at 6:30 a.m. that morning when there was still some fog on the water and clouds over the mountains and the temperature was in the low 40s. It was great -- with calm water and I had the lake pretty much to myself. 

I highly recommend paddling in Grand Teton if you get the chance (permit details here if bringing your own boat; kayaks are also available for rent at Colter Bay). Next time I visit Jenny, String and Two Oceans lakes are on the agenda, among others. I had no idea there were so many paddling opps in the park. If camping, the Colter Bay campground is huge and apparently doesn't fill most days until late in the afternoon. It's a short drive and/or walk to the lake from many campsites -- the reason I was able to get my ass on the water so early in the a.m. It's a nice campground, although the sites are close together. 





I'm still processing pics from my big western road trip -- here's the work-in-progress gallery. And here's a previous post of the big road trip via iPhone/Hipstamatic pics.

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--S.H.

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