Author Archive | Jacob Bramante

Redpolls in Flight

Winter is not for hibernating

I’m often asked if winter is the slow time of year for me. I’m definitely not running around like I am in the spring (product distribution), summer, and fall (hiking). I am, however, busy editing blogs, making the actual topo maps, and writing trail descriptions. It kind of reminds me of seeing birds like the […]

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Emma Matilda Lake

Emma Matilda Lake Loop

For a nice, shorter hike in Grand Teton National Park, walk to Christian Pond, to the Oxbow Bend Overlook, then on to Lookout Rock which is a nice vantage of Emma Matilda Lake. For solitude, continue on and loop around the entire lake. While not as dramatic as other hikes in the Tetons, it still […]

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Taggart Lake

Taggart Lake & Bradley Lake

If you’re looking for two beautiful lakes tucked beneath the mighty Tetons in Grand Teton National Park, then Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake might be right up your alley. As glaciers descended down the canyons, they left behind these two lakes and they both are stunning. Taggart Lake is an easy hike, thus a bit […]

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Christian Pond Overlook

Christian Pond Loop

An ancient moraine near Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park created Christian Pond. You can hike the short distance to the Christian Pond overlook, passing great birding habitat along the way and turn around to come back for a shorter hike, or continue for a nice loop. Smokey skies dampened our excursion for […]

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Willow Flats

Willow Flats

Willow Flats in Grand Teton National Park sits just below Jackson Lake Lodge. The hike follows the original access road through the flats, over an old bridge, past Colter Bay and up to Yellowstone. Now the road is a fairly quiet affair used by the park service, the concessionaires and the occasional hiker through willows, […]

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Lunch Tree Hill

Lunch Tree Hill

The splendid view from the lawn of Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park looks across Willow Flats and Jackson Lake up to the stately Tetons. A short trail heads up Lunch Tree Hill to the north which only improves the view as you travel through the sagebrush. Jackson Lake Lodge has an incredible […]

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South Shore Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake Loop

While not the largest lake in Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake is the most loved. The walk around the lake makes it obvious why. This crystal clear lake is backdropped by the jagged Tetons, features a wonderful overlook, a waterfall, and a pond that is popular with moose. A perfect bluebird morning greeted us […]

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Hike 734 Give Back 2017

UPDATE! What a crazy, generous week! All in all, my amazing Hike 734 tribe (that’s all of you!) exceeded anything that I could have dreamed for this little match promotion. All in all, you guys gave more than $12,185 dollars to the parks… BEFORE my match! Including my match, we’ve raised a total of $16,185 […]

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Flagg Canyon

Flagg Canyon and Polecat Creek Loop

Various sections of the Snake River through Flagg Canyon in the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway area are beautiful, but much of the rest parallels a busy road. The Polecat Creek Loop is primarily used by the horse concessionaires through a forest. With the exception of the Huckleberry Hot Spring and the brief bit of […]

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