Mount Moran From Leigh Lake
August 31, 2006 | Grand Teton National Park
This was a beautiful hike along the shores of Leigh Lake at Grand Teton National Park. Tucked right in the shadows of the Teton range, this area is full of wildlife and great hiking.
I chose to highlight Mount Moran and its relative distance from Leigh Lake. You can, if you're ambitious enough, grab a canoe and trek across the lake and find one of the many trails and head up the hillside to see some great waterfalls and vistas of the mountains.
Mount Moran is an interesting mountain. It's shape is fairly unconventional, but even more odd is the giant piece of dark rock in the middle of its peak. It might be difficult to see in this image, but it sticks out like a sore thumb. At 12,605 feet high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Teton Range, but is out done by Grand Teton and Middle Teton peaks, just a few miles away.