I like a hike that has a destination and isn't too strenuous so I can enjoy the journey. We took the Woodland Trail to Phelps Lake, which was the perfect hike for the afternoon. It gently ascended through trees and occasional meadows. As the trail crossed the road, we saw a crowd of people stopped to watch a bear lolling around in a clearing.
The lake itself is beautiful, and was a great place to sit, relax, and enjoy the scenery before heading back. This hike was a fun intro to GTNP, and would be suitable for most any age/ability.
As the previous reviewer noted, Laurance Rockefeller's gift is truly appreciated. The visitor center helped me to understand more about him and his philosophy.
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