JoeyBagoDonuts wrote:Can anybody suggest some areas that I absolutely shouldn't miss? Any good summit hikes? I am limited due to an injury(damaged M.C.L.) but would like to at least hit the South Teton. Any recommendations?
South is a better snow than rock climb, in some opinions. And if your mcl bothers you, it's a longish trail hike and a long scramble, not perhaps a good day-hike.
For a peak, Buck Mt. is hard to beat, up the east ridge, steadily interesting with one brief section of exposed class 4, then down the east face. The views are superb. But again, if you turn around half way, there's perhaps less interest hour by hour than some canyon hikes.
If you don't feel obligated to a peak, consider some of the canyons: my favorite is Hanging Canyon, three lakes in sequence, go as high as you like. Paintbrush Canyon likewise a good choice, steadily interesting, length/time at will. Or up to the Lower Saddle and back.
Remember that it was heavily snowed upon ca. Sept. 2 last fall.