A nice walk
The entire loop from trailhead to Taggart Lake to nearby Bradley Lake and back is a bit over 5.5 miles.
It’s really a nice and fairly easy hike with only a mild increase in altitude as a result of the slope of the foothills leading up to the Teton range looming over us.
Setting out, Melanie and Kathy head out in front of me, as I’m going to be taking pictures along the way (shocking, I know).
A relatively short distance along the trail brings us to Taggart Creek and a cool log bridge spanning the rushing water below. It’s a great photo location, but we’re all enjoying the walk and keep moving.
Another nice stopping point as we get into the trees gives a perfectly-framed tree line view of the Grand Teton peaks.
Coming out of that and into another open meadow really starts to set in that we’re away from civilization.
This was *exactly* what we needed. The cool afternoon air, the almost-cloudless blue skies, the chirping of the birds, the “purple mountains majesty”… and that’s it. Perfect.