When planning our stay in the Grand Tetons, Jenny Lake seemed to always be at the top of the list of must see attractions on the websites I perused. According to my research, some of the most popular trails in the Grand Tetons begin at the shores of Jenny Lake.
Of course, I had to see what the fuss was all about!
There are two options to take when wanting to access the peaks that border Jenny Lake: by foot or by boat. We chose the boat option.
In the summer, shuttles run every ten to fifteen minutes from 7 a.m. til 7 p.m. The cost for a round trip ticket is $15; however, Jenny Lake Boating offers a $5 special for the first ride of the day. Since there were four of us, and since we already get up at the crack of dawn, we decided to take advantage of this savings!
It was fairly quiet when we arrived. The sun was beginning to light up the sky.
It was a chilly ride across the second largest lake in the Grand Tetons, which was named for a Shoshone Indian named Jenny who assisted with camp logistics during the Hayden Geological Survey of 1872.
What a great way to start the day, and the view was spectacular!