JACKSON HOLE: eat here - hike that - do this.
Overwhelmed with planning your trip to Wyoming? Here's my top recommendations for visiting Jackson Hole in the summertime.
EAT HERE: breakfast
This wellness center, disguised in the form of a farmhouse-chic restaurant, is the perfect place to start your day. Their carefully crafted menu showcases the chef’s wide array of culinary talent. Everything (yes, everything) is make in-house from scratch, but rather than losing quality for the quantity of items on their menu, they put purpose and craft into each item. From breakfast tacos to Acai bowls, you are bound to find something that will satisfy your inner hangry-ness. Not a breakfast person? Lotus is open all day!
Good for: gluten-free | vegan | all-day menu
Pro tip: Make a reservation via OpenTable
HIKE THAT: grand teton national park
This pristine glacier lake sits just below 9,000ft at the base of Grand Teton. This 7-mile hike will lead you to one of the most untracked beauties of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Teton National Park. The trail is unmarked and unmaintained so proceed with caution. The last mile requires some very technically maneuvering over boulder fields and steep narrow chutes. Locals will ensure its secrecy so there may or may not be trail carrots laid out for you along the way. Follow the carans and your sense of direction. When you get to the top, soak it all in, take a deep breathe, be present in the moment, and exhale. The view will bring a smile to your face as you realize that you are in the company of true geological greatness.
Trail info: The Outbound | All Trails
Good for: advanced hikers | bucket-list | scrambling
Pro tip: Have mosquito repellent and a bear bell - one can never be too cautious!
DO THIS: downtown jackson
Teton Boulder Park
Located just a couple blocks away from downtown Jackson lies this unconventional recreational park. Rock climbing has a large presence in Jackson’s history and they are proud of their connection to it. There’s a memorial to honor fallen comrades and practice boulders set up to inspire, encourage, and progress the skill of fellow climbers. The park is meant to be a place of community and celebration - they hope to spread the positivity of climbing by welcoming you to try it out for yourself. Please respect the space and leave it better than you found it.
Park info: https://www.facebook.com/tetonboulderproject/
Good for: families | climbing | physical activity
Pro tip: If you don’t have climbing shoes, try it barefoot.