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Jenny Lake, Moran
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Jenny Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The lake was formed approximately 12,000 years ago by glaciers pushing rock debris which carved Cascade Canyon during the last glacial maximum, forming a terminal moraine which now impounds the lake. The lake is estimated to be deep and encompasses. Jenny Lake is considered to be a major focal point in Grand Teton National Park, with many hiking trails, scenic boat rides, and quick access to the major climbing routes onto the tallest peaks of the Teton Range.Jenny and Jackson Lakes are the only lakes in Grand Teton National Park where motorboats are permitted; both lakes have scenic tours available. A 2005 study of the water quality of the lakes in Grand Teton National Park indicated that all the lakes in the park were still considered pristine and that they had not been impacted by air or water pollution.Jenny Lake is a starting point for many day and overnight hiking trips. The 7.1mi Jenny Lake Trail loops around the lake and is considered to be relatively easy due to the small altitude gain of. However, the altitude increases rapidly once Cascade Canyon is entered.Jenny Lake is named after a Shoshone Indian woman who married an Englishman, Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh. Jenny, and their 6 children, died of Smallpox in 1876.
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  • Enjoythe water play at inspiration point to go boating and kayaking, trail has been developed considerably. Enjoyed the views from the observation deck to those who do not have the time or energy. It is very beautiful and in front of the Teton Mountains, seen from anywhere.
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  • Great 2 mile hike and then hitched a ride on the Jenny Lake Boat back - was great because we had ages 9-69. 
  • The altitude gets to hear, but the boat trip out of this wonder Lake truly deserves! For the boat trip you can choose to take just the sail on the opposite bank where the path to the waterfalls or to Inspiration Point, or 1 hour by boat. We have opted to sail across to then do the walk at cascade. All'Inspiration Point we arrive, the altitude has been felt with your breath. And advice from the return of the walk there is also a swim from the pier in these cold waters but beautiful ...
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