Photos and Text by Stephanie Baker
Grand Targhee is my favorite place to ski in the winter, and a beautiful place to hike and admire wildflowers in the summer. There are amazing views of the “Idaho side” of the tallest peaks of the Tetons visible from the top Fred’s Mountain (Grand Targhee’s tallest peak at 9,862 ft) year round.
Grand Targhee is located in on the western slope of the Tetons Alta, Wyoming – just over the Idaho border and accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Grand Targhee averages over 500 inches of snow per year. It is early October as I write this, and they already have 6 inches at the top. Hiking season has ended there already, but ski season starts next month!
Photos (C) 2014 Stephanie Baker
Stephanie Baker lives in Teton Valley, which lies along the eastern border of Idaho. She works part-time at a wildlife sanctuary called Earthfire Institute, and spends as much time as possible exploring the mountains, wilderness, and National Parks of western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho.