Well, I don’t think I will really be ruining anything when I admit that our reporting on the road trip has definitely fallen behind schedule. By now we are home, but we still want to share the awesome details of what we did on our trip. With our engagement and our new pup it has been hard to keep up, but we promise to keep writing posts, just at a bit slower of a pace.
Following our hike to Garnet Canyon, we said goodbye to our friends and met up with my family. Since they had just arrived at 6,800 feet, we started with an easier hike: the Taggart and Bradley Lakes loop hike.
Like Jenny Lake, Taggart and Bradley lakes formed when the larger Teton glaciers melted. As they snowplowed down the slopes of the peaks, they dug out the large valleys of the Teton Range. At the ends of the glaciers, large mounds of earth built up like snowbanks called moraines. When the glaciers melted, water pooled inside these moraines forming lakes.
In the direction we chose, the Taggart and Bradley Lakes loop climbs over a moraine towards Bradley Lake before turning around and skirting the edge of Taggart Lake. The lakes are beautiful, even more so with the mountains reflected in their blue waters.