Approximately 2 days ago we went on the coldest, windiest, unsatisfactory hike of our lives, to a cold, frozen landscape with a frosted, pile of lake slush at the top. And after five miles of hiking through snow, streams and wind, I can tell you, it was very non-welcoming to my wet, cold feet. And to add on to that, the day after we hiked another 9 MILES on another hilke. Sure, the actual hike was awesome, but 14 miles in two days?!? Now that's pretty tiring.
To be honest, the first hike we did, called Beehive Basin, was pretty awesome, too, except for the frigid wind and a foot of snow on my cold feet. I think it should be done anywhere near the middle of summer as it had cool views through coniferous forests and snow-capped mountains.
Both hikes I would recommend, but do Beehive Basin in the middle of the summer!
The second hike was a spectacular 9 mile switchback-filled hike with JDubs that had "grand" views of the Tetons (seriously, we were looking at the Grand Teton!) and went to an alpine lake called Delta Lake. We overshot the cut-off by about 300 feet and scrambled over rock ledges to look DOWN on the lake (you can see it in the bottom of the picture to the left), but the good news was that we still got to throw some snowballs at each other.