Day 2 Hike
Hiked 11.5 Miles from the Middle Fork of Granite Canyon to Marion Lake across Death Canyon Shelf and into Alaska Basin
Camp 1 Morning View
Waking up at Camp 1 and checking for wildlife outside my tent.
Moon Over the Ridge
Could have hiked all night with a nearly full moon on the trails.
Housetop in the AM
Sun rising on Housetop Mountain
Morning Panorama at Camp 1
Th moon setting over the ridge above Camp 1
Camp 1 in the Morning
Camp 1. Shhhh, Jen and joe are still sleeping.
On the Trail Day 2
Jen and Joe getting started on Day 2. 11.5 miles of awesome high country hiking ahead.
Camp 1 Basin
Looking back at Camp 1. Hoped to see some wildlife down by the water, nothing today. You go away with the feeling that it is there, but so difficult to see.
Us on the way to Marion Lake
Photo by a professor from U Wisconsin who we met with his wife the night before at Camp 1 and then again at the Brewery on day 5.
Jen Near Marion Lake
Along the trail approaching Marion Lake
Jen at Marion Lake
Our approach to Marion Lake
Signage at Marion Lake
Tried to get a campsite here but they were full last night so we had to stay at Middle Fork.
View from the south side of Marion. Met the folks below at Camp 1 last night. They are fishing. Later, after we moved on we heard them whooping up a catch.
Other hikers reported seeing a Moose at the lake this morning. All we saw was this sign on the waters edge.
Packs Down at Marion
Took a break here to enjoy this very peaceful place.
Thought here that my Grandmother, Marion Gilbride Dudley would have enjoyed this hike and this place.
Jen and Joe
Jen and Joe enjoying Marion Lake
Marion Lake Panorama
Looking toward Granite Canyon and across the head waters of Granite Creek flowing out of Marion Lake.
View from the trail above Marion Lake. Headed to Fox Pass and Death Canyon Shelf from here.
Marion Last Look
Last view of Marion before heading over the ridge to the north.
Sign post. We are heading to Alaska Basin 8.6 miles away. This stretch of the trail proved to be an awesome open cruise across Fox Pass and the Shelf.
A good look down Granite Canyon as we passed above it on the Crest trail. If you hike out that way you would come out at Teton Village.
Fox Creek Pass
Jen and Joe moving into Fox Creek and the Jededia Wilderness area.
Treated by Fossil Mountain which sits above the south end of Death Canyon Shelf.
High country hiking in Fox Creek Pass all above 10,000 ft. Looking ahead to Death Canyon Shelf which lies below Fossil Mt and the cliffs. The Tetons are in the distance. We are going to hike north and around them.
At Fox Creek Pass we re-enter the National Park until we leave again at Alaska Basin.
Looking down Fox Canyon and into Idaho to the west.
Joe and Tom and Death Canyon
Joe and Tom over Death Canyon.
Looking down Death Canyon from the Shelf. On the map and from here it looks like a great hike up from Phelps Lake.
Fox Creek Trailhead
Warning signs said Fox Creek trail is overgrown and difficult to follow at points and that walking in the creek is required. We'll pass on that for now.
Break Time on the Shelf
Taking a break along Death Canyon Shelf
Fox Pass Panorama
Rocks and Boulders
Lots of rocks to navigate on the Shelf.
Death Canyon Shelf Panorama
Views of the south end of Death Canyon Shelf and Death Canyon
Cliffs Over the Shelf
Death Canyon Shelf runs between these cliffs and another drop off down into Death Canyon. This is a view at the south end.
The Tetons are getting a little bit closer.
Death Canyon Shelf Trail
A view north along the Death Canyon Shelf section of Teton Crest Trail.
Tom Heading to the Shelf
Tom near the entry to Death Canyon Shelf
Joe and the Tetons
Joe enjoying the view of the Tetons. Our trail to the Shelf lies ahead.