A Wonderful Obsession: Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail

Few wilderness backpacking trips in the country measure up, step for step, to a multi-day trek along the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. If you’d like to read my full feature story about this classic trip, “A Wonderful Obsession: Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail,” but you do not have a paid subscription/membership to The Big Outside, you can purchase a PDF download of this story separately by clicking the button below. This download includes some of my expert tips on planning this trip, as well as several photos from it. View a video from the trip in the blog story (the link above), part of which is available for anyone to read for free.

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See also my downloadable e-guide “The Complete Guide to Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail in Grand Teton National Park,” which provides much greater planning detail than this feature story.

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Few wilderness backpacking trips in the country measure up, step for step, to a multi-day trek along the incomparable Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Variously 35 to 39 miles, depending on the route you hike, the TCT delivers a consummate backpacking experience.

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