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Surprise & Amphitheater Lake fm LupineTH, WY

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 9.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,738 feet
Elevation Gain 2,993 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 25.3
Interest Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Amphitheater Lake
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27  2009-08-01 Grasshopper
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:04am - 6:30pm
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Overview: A very scenic, and strenuous hike to two(2) high-country, glacial lakes (Surprise @ 9520' / Amphitheater @ 9760') surrounded by meadows and grand high-country mountain views under the towering shadows of Grand Teton Peak at 13770', Mt. Owen at 13400', Disappointment Peak @ 11618', and snow-white Teton Glacier.

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This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

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2009-08-12
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Surprise & Amphitheater Lake fm LupineTH
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    I did this little hike to kill sometime while waiting for Chumley, John and Kyle to arrive for our backpack of the Crest Trail. This was my first hike in Grand Teton National Park and it left me very excited and a little anxious for our Crest Trail backpack.

    The hike up is a bit of a grind, but the trail is in excellent condition and the grade stays pretty manageable. Surprise Lake was quaint, but scenic and pleasant, it alone would make a worthy destination for most. But Amphitheater Lake is certainly the real attraction. I got an early start, so I only had to share the lake with two other people. I really enjoyed the setting of the lake and the stunning scenery around it. I contemplated taking a known spur trail up and around the lake for some better views, but I was feeling a little beat as it was and I wanted to save some energy for the first day of our backpack, so I just walked along the lake, enjoyed its brilliant reflection and snapped pics with the trusty Iphone. The hike down was quick, as one might expect. However, there was about a ten minute delay to watch a small black bear go about its routine. I passed a lot of people hiking out, confirming the trail's reputation, as a popular one. Start early to beat the crowds.
    Surprise & Amphitheater Lake fm LupineTH
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    A very scenic and strenuous hike to two(2) high-country, glacial lakes (Surprise @ 9520' / Amphitheater @ 9760') surrounded by meadows and grand high-country mountain views under the towering shadows of Grand Teton Peak at 13770', Mt. Owen at 13400', Disappointment Peak @ 11618', and snow-white Teton Glacier.

    Please see my posted pic set/captions and posted GPS Route/notes for more hike details.

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    Grand Teton National Park
    $25 for 7 Days, $5 in off season Mid-Dec through April. View Details


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    To hike
    From Jackson,WY: Drive north on Hwy 26/89 to the Moose Junction entrance station for Grand Teton NP, pay your entrance fee then continue north on Teton Park Road to the signed Lupine Meadow turn-off; Turn left here and continue for 1.4mls on this well maintained gravel road to its end at the Lupine Meadow Parking/TH Start for this hike;
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