So what's been going with the Jenny Lake Renewal Project in Grand Teton National Park over the summer? Portions of the trail from Hidden Falls to Inspiration Point were closed this past summer as crews worked to rehabilitate the aging path. As of the end of August crews have installed 70 stone steps, 532 square feet of dry-laid stone masonry walls, while improving a total of 525 linear feet of existing trail corridor. Below is a video from the Grand Teton National Park Foundation that provides an update on all the important work that's been accomplished this summer:
Summer Series: Jenny Lake Project - Hidden Falls to Inspiration Point from GTNP Foundation on Vimeo.
The Jenny Lake area trail improvement work is part of the Jenny Lake Renewal Project being funded through a public-private partnership initiative with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the park's primary fundraising partner.
Next summer, major work will be underway to improve the visitor services located throughout the south Jenny Lake area, including trail segments along the eastshore of Jenny Lake and all foot paths that lead from the parking areas to the lake.
To finance the Jenny Lake Renewal Project, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation is raising $14 million through its Inspiring Journeys campaign. Grand Teton National Park is contributing $3 million generated from entrance fee revenues. This public-private partnership effort serves as a signature project to highlight the National Park Service's 2016 centennial milestone. For information about the Foundation or its Inspiring Journeys campaign, please go to www.gtnpf.org or phone Leslie Mattson at 307.732.0629.