Hi, so I've been lurking on this forum for a couple months trying to work out my itinerary. Got some some great ideas and am asking the experts to take a look at my plan.
AUG 10- AUG 16 ROAD TRIP
Aug 10, Leave Seattle. Stops in Spokane and Coeur D'Alene. Stay the night in Missoula, Butte, or Bozeman.
Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman
Check in at Roosevelt. Check out Lost Lake, Tower Falls, Hike Yellowstone Picnic Area, and drive to Lamar Valley for Wildlife around sunset.
Wake up at the crack of dawn, drive to Lamar for Wlidlife watching. Drive out to see the Thunderer, maybe ford the creek and a hike a couple miles of the cutoff trail. Walk up to Trout Lake, and drive back to Roosevelt to check out.
Canyon (Check out visitors center, walk a couple viewpoints and a mile or two of a rim trail.)
Hayden Valley for wildlife.
Check in at Lake Hotel Cabin.
Charter boat on Lake Yellowstone for fishing and enjoying the lake. (already booked)
Hike Elephant Mountain trail OR Avalanche Peak.
Stop by West thumb on way to OF Snow Lodge.
Check in to Snow Lodge and go to OF Visitors Lodge for eruption times/trail maps/ etc.
Hike Lower Geyser Basin boardwalks, hike Mystic Falls and Lone Star Geyser. (Possible bike rental).
Early Breakfest at OF INN.
Drive up to Norris Basin.
Drive up to Hebgen Lake and see Earthquake Visitors Center.
Spend rest of day at Upper Geyser Basin.
Night at OF Snow Lodge.
Way open day. Plan so far is to get to Jenny Lake as early as possible and hike the Cascade Canyon trial. Then do some scenic driving and see a visitor center.
Check in to Jackson hotel.
Early morning whitewater trip at Snake River Canyon.
Checkout of Jackson hotel, stop by Grand Teton Brewery in Victor, and drive back to Seattle.
Im skipping the drive from Norris to Mammoth, and the drive from Norris to Canyon. Am I missing anything?
Is Monday doable? Plan is to see Mud Volcano on Tuesday after hike if no time I run out of time on monday. Other than that.... do I have enough time?
Best Hike at Yellowstone Lake on Tuesday? Do you recomend something other than Elephant Back?
What is there to do at Fishing Bridge? Do you recommend a stop?
Other than Cascade Canyon and the 42-mile drive, what else can I do at Grand Teton in less than a day?
What time do I need to leave OF Snow Lodge to get to Jenny Lake before the parking lot fills up?
Thanks for your time, really enjoyed putting together a plan and appreciate any suggestions.