From camp at the south fork of Cascade Canyon, we hiked up the Cascade Canyon Trail to Avalanche Divide Trail. Initially the plan was to climb South Teton, but we got too late a start, so we hiked from the divide down to what I dubbed as the Alpine Caribbean. There was the most beautiful Caribbean blue lake (named Snowdrift Lake) down in the canyon at 10K ft!!!!!! Craziness I tell you! I felt like the luckiest girl alive to be seeing such intense beauty. And to be the only people on the entire face of the earth there just added to the serenity. You could see this from the top of the divide, along with a smaller lake. There was a huge, steep snow field that we were considering glissading down to go and explore around the lakes, but I was too chicken to do it. It would've been more than 300 ft down a snow bank with nothing to stop us.
No thanks, I said I'd rather find a way down the cliffs.
So that's what we did. Walked around the Alpine Caribbean and took a million pictures, trying to bottle it up. There was even an iceburg at the end of the lake. Come to find out from the trail crew on the way back to camp that this lake was 4 ft. of ice just TWO WEEKS prior to our going there! Was that impeccable timing or what???
This had to be my favorite of all the hikes we did, just because of the amazing lakes that were in this canyon, and we were all alone, totally secluded!!
After that, we cleaned up camp and moved on to the north fork of Cascade Canyon and camped there with a perfect view of the Grand right in front of us. All I can say is WOW, what an INCREDIBLE place!!!!!!