After spending the final full day in the park relaxing, we figured we’d do an epic sunrise hike to make our last memories of Grand Teton National Park worth it. The two of us arose at 2:30 am, quickly made some hot coffee, and jumped into the car towards the trailhead.
The early, early morning was a bit rough, but the eventual sunrise made it all better.
We were hiking to Delta Lake, a previously unknown lake to the two of us, but one that seems to be the most beautiful. And it sure was. Austin and I started hiking around 3:30 am, with sunrise around 5:40 am. Only 4.5 miles in, this gave us a little bit of wiggle room hiking up.
The last section of the hike required a very low key scramble over a boulder field, followed by a steep final push up to the lake. Once there, it was magical. Absolutely magical.
Delta Lake under Grand Teton
After the lake and packing up our campsite, we bode goodbye to Grand Teton National Park, and began our long drive to Glacier National Park. Before we got too far, we stopped at D.O.G, a local breakfast burrito spot in Jackson that is oh so good and got a nice hearty meal for the drive. The car ride itself was noneventful and after about 9 hours, made it to Whitefish to meet up with two other friends to celebrate a quiet 4th of July.
Until next time adventurers, take care and be safe.
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