Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Teton

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Rowman & Littlefield, 15 ביוני 2005
Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is one of the most scenic and spectacular national parks in the world. This guide features trail descriptions and maps for twenty great short hikes.
 

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Christian Pond
9
Lakeshore Trail
11
String Lake
14
Swan Lake and Heron Pond
17
Moose Ponds
21
Lookout Rock
24
Willow Flats Shuttle
27
Leigh Lake
31
Glade Creek
46
Willow Flats Loop
49
Two Ocean Lake
53
Jenny Lake
56
Cascade Canyon
60
Signal Mountain
64
Hermitage Point
67
Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes
72

Grand View Point
34
Taggart Lake
37
Bradley Lake
40
Phelps Lake
43
Preserving Grand Teton
75
About the Author
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עמוד 3 - Rainier is like visiting a famous museum. You obviously do not want to leave your mark on an art treasure in the museum. If everybody going through the museum left one little mark, the piece of art would be quickly destroyed— and of what value is a big building full of trashed art? The same goes for a pristine wilderness such as Mount Rainier, which is as magnificent as any masterpiece by any artist.
עמוד 5 - Be sure you leave nothing, regardless of how small it is, along the trail or at your campsite. This means you should pack out everything, including orange peels, flip tops, cigarette butts, and gum wrappers. Also, pick up any trash that others leave behind. Follow the main trail. Avoid cutting switchbacks and walking on vegetation beside the trail. Don't pick up "souvenirs," such as rocks, antlers, or wildflowers.
עמוד 5 - Zero impact — and put your ear to the ground in the wilderness and listen carefully. Thousands of people coming behind you are thanking you for your courtesy and good sense. Make It a Safe Trip The Boy Scouts of America have been guided for decades by what is perhaps the best single piece of safety advice: "Be Prepared!
עמוד 4 - Nowadays most wilderness users want to walk softly, but some aren't aware that they have poor manners. Often their actions are dictated by the outdated habits of a past generation of campers who cut green boughs for evening shelters, built campfires with fire rings, and dug trenches around tents. In the 1950s, these "camping rules
עמוד 4 - PRINCIPLES OF ZERO IMPACT • Leave with everything you brought in. • Leave no sign of your visit. • Leave the landscape as you found it. Most of us know better than to litter— in or out of the backcountry. Be sure you leave nothing, regardless of how small it is, along the trail or at your campsite. This means you should pack out everything, including orange peels, flip tops, cigarette butts, and gum wrappers.
עמוד 4 - The same goes for a pristine wilderness such as the backcountry, which is as magnificent as any masterpiece by any artist. If we all left just one little mark on the landscape, the wilderness would soon be despoiled. • A wilderness can accommodate human use as long as everybody behaves.
עמוד 3 - Ranking the Hikes Although the hikes in this book are relatively easy, some are longer and have more elevation change than others. Here's a list of the hikes in order of difficulty, from easiest to hardest.

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Bill Schneider has enjoyed the outdoors all his life. While in college in the late 1960s, he worked in Glacier National Park as a trail hand. In the 1970s, he worked for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the publisher of Montana Outdoors. His first book, Where the Grizzly Walks, was published in 1978. In 1979, along with his partner Mike Sample, be started Falcon Press Publishing Company. One of the first two books they published was his Hiking Montana. Falcon Press is now considered a premier publisher of recreational guides and has more than 300 titles in print. Schneider has written several other books and articles on outdoor and environmental issues. He has also taught classes on hiking and camping for the Yellowstone Institute. Bill Schneider lives in Helena, Mont.

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