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Vertigo soulWest Face trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Vertigo soul

Me and my gf were passing by during our road trip through Glacier/Waterton and on our way to Great Basin NP. Great hike...steep at first, but much shorter approach then the Teton Creek route. Amazing views of the western side of the Teton range and the Grand!
Posted Jul 30, 2009 10:37 am

byatesSkied Via Teton Canyon  Sucess!

byates

Awesome views of the big peaks
Posted Dec 7, 2008 11:41 pm

tacoturnerUp via Face Trail, Down via Valley Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

tacoturner

Was grumpy about being talked into this hike over my preference of Buck for the first mile or so up the initial 1500' feet of the Face trail, but once we gained the ridge, became enthralled by the views and easy ridge to the cap of Table. Made it up in just over 1 hour 30 min, sat on the summit and ate lunch/napped in the warm sun for about half an hour, then ventured down into the pillars and chimneys of the eastern escarpment for some bouldery fun, then over to lower eastern summit for great views of the South Fork of Cascade canyon. Very pleasantly suprised by such a large buttress on the southeastern end... looking to climb again from that route.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 1:17 pm

sethUp West Ridge, Down North Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

seth

Went with my 8 year old son and my brother-in-law and his 10 year old niece. Toughest kids I've ever seen. A solid 12 hours on the trail due to shortness of legs, but a very memorable and emotional summit experience. A really beautiful hike, and worth doing more than once.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 3:59 pm

hatchmtNorth Fork Teton Creek Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1997
This was the second time on the summit. Went up with my dad and four brothers (including Ammon Hatch and jshatch here on SP). Went up North Fork Teton Creek and came down west face. Great hike, will probably do it again.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 11:15 am

MattGreeneAweful Habit  Sucess!
I've got this bad habit of being totally oblivious to the world while I'm hiking. I took the longer (but easier) route up table, only to be told by other hikers that I must've walked right by a mamma grizzly and her cubs that they'd seen a second ago. Whatever, I haven't been eaten. I'm sure I came across some celebrity atop Table who pointed to the Grand and asked if I climbed it. I told him I couldn't afford the guide service and was years away from being able to lead it myself. He didn't seem to understand the "not afford" part.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 8:14 pm

IdaClimberUp the west side down the face.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007
Great Views.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 12:21 pm

tannerpuma15Rain, lightning and Hail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

tannerpuma15

The morning started by being chased by moose then a cloudy summit (it was still awesome), then rain and lightning, and then the last 2 miles were spent running through pea sized hail, freezing temps, and only a rain jacket. what a great day!!!
Posted Aug 31, 2007 6:47 pm

bhobbsA beautiful grunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

bhobbs

I have done this one 3 other times, and this was by far the most enjoyable. The alter to the Gods!
Posted Mar 20, 2007 4:34 am

regolitheFace Trail  Sucess!

regolithe

Climbed this one numerous times. It's a great hike! The face trail, (the one that starts right out of the parking lot) is the fastest way to ascend. The other route (huckleberry) is a few miles longer, and MUCH less strenuous.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 9:41 pm

awilsondcRoute Climbed: Standard Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

awilsondc

Went with a friend from Montana and his great dane Nash. Neither of them do much hiking, so we decided to camp along the trail and do it in 2 days. The first creek crossing wasn't dog crossable, so we climbed up and around the dense growth and camped on a flat spot near 9000 ft. In the am, we still had to cross the creek so we found a spot with some dead fall, and added a couple of logs to it so Nash could get across. Lost our way in the snow just before the switchbacks (went left instead of right) and gained some unnecessary elevation. Glissaded on foot down to even ground, and Nash followed behind me. I've never seen a dog have so much fun! He just ran around in circles in the snow for 5 minutes or so after that. We found the trail again, and made it to the summit. I must admit, the fact that boy scouts climb this all the time made me think this mountain wasn't too special. The views from the summit quickly changed my mind! AMAZING scenery. We hiked back, and this time took the bushwackers trail when we ran into the creek. This decision cost me a tent, as the one I was lending to my buddy and his dog got ripped from his pack in the brush. No biggie though, it was a POS. Still a great trip.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 1:17 am

TracyMountaineering with Myrle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 1984

Tracy

I took my roommate, Myrle Rodgers, from Rick's college with me on this hike. We shortcutted the basin northwest of the peak instead of following the trail. As we were rockclimbing the last stretch to the summit, Myrle said he had had enough and would wait for me where he was. He was tired and a little freaked out from the grizzley bear tracks we had seen earlier. With just a little coaxing, he joined me on the summit for some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever enjoyed in the mountains.
Posted Apr 5, 2006 5:29 am

markhyamsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2001

markhyams

Great hike, and unique views of the Tetons.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 5:54 pm

Zac FinleyTable Mountain

Zac Finley

I made my first climb up Table Mountain in late July, 2004 with two friends from high school and a former government teacher of ours. Coach Cooley, our government teacher, had worked in the park at our age, and was the person who introduced me to what is now one of my favorite hikes to do every summer and the person who got me interested in working in the park. Next summer will be my third at Lake Lodge in Yellowstone National Park.

I climbed it again in early July, 2005 with another friend and Lake Lodge co-worker. Saw three moose on this trek. One bull, one female, and another younger bull. Also had a glider type aircraft fly probably no more than 30 feet above the summit while we were up there.

My third and most recent climb of Table Mountain was that same summer of 2005 but in late August. I took a Lake Lodge co-worker from England with me this time. This was her first climb of any mountain all summer long. We had camped the night before our climb at the Teton Canyon Campgrounds, which is a short walk from the trailhead. After spending all day on the trail, but mostly on the summit, we decided to camp again in the same place. After the climb down we also decided to reward ourselves with a drive-in movie just down the road in Drigg, Idaho. This was one of the best weekends all summer for either of us.

Plan on hiking Table Mountain solo on May 29th, 2006 as part of the long road trip from Atlanta back to Yellowstone National Park.
Posted Feb 22, 2006 7:13 pm

trinityalpsmanTable Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1955

trinityalpsman

While a Boy Scout at Treasure Mountain Camp of the Tetons I hiked to Table Mountain summer of 1955 and again summer 1956. In '55 we went up the North Fork of Teton route and back down the steep ridge. In '56 we went up and back on the steep ridge route. Highlight of both hikes was having the scout leaders hold our legs while extending us over the enormous cliffs on the east side that drop into Cascade Canyon.
HIked up again summer 2003. Up the North Fork and down the ridge. Almost 50 years later and it's one of the best hikes of my life.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 3:42 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: April 8, 2000  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

This was part of a training session for the Denali For Dreams Make A Wish project. We camped out in the snow a few miles up near a Boy Scout Camp on the Driggs side of the Tetons. The first day we all practiced crevasse rescue and glacier travel. The next day I wanted to head up Table Mountain, but no one else was willing to go with me, so I took off by myself. I didn't start until 5pm, but that made for a terrific sunset high up on Table Mountain, with spectacular views of the Grand and the Driggs valley. The climbing was on steep wooded terrain at first, then vast open areas with a short steep section at the summit. I returned to camp just after dark to find everyone had packed out.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 11:57 pm

cthomsonRoute Climbed: North Fork Teton Creek Approach Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

cthomson

Did this hike in my college years, great times. Looking forward to a return visit.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 1:42 am

brendonRoute Climbed: Face Trail Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005  Sucess!

brendon

Left the TH after 5pm on a Sunday night, summited at 8pm. Watched the red light bathe the summits. Descended with headlamp. Not a soul on the mountain (in August!).
Posted Aug 8, 2005 4:39 am

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: North Fork Teton Creek, West Face Trail Date Climbed: August 1994, 1995, many other times  Sucess!

mountaingazelle

This is one of my favorite mountains. It's a long day hike but worth it. Probably the best view of the Tetons from the west side. It seems to have gained popularity over the years as I saw from the number of people hiking up the trail.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 5:37 pm

dunsumRoute Climbed: East Face, South Buttress, III 5.8 Date Climbed: June 29th 2001  Sucess!

dunsum

Decent climb. Good views of the Grand and nice hiking in to the peak.
Posted Apr 8, 2005 3:50 am

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