(Jackson, Wyo.) - It's been a HOT June in Jackson Hole and temperatures this weekend are again expected to be in the 70s and 80s. While it is great to get out to hike, bike and climb, you may want to plan an activity that includes a cooling off factor. Here are some ideas for fun and adventurous activities that will help you cool off in this heat: *1. Hike Delta Lake: *This 8 mile hike is no joke. The hike will wear you out on the way up, especially on the boulder field directly before you hit the lake, but when you get there you can cool off by dipping your feet in this ice cold picturesque lake. If you are really hot, jump right in! You will head up using the Taggart Lake Trailhead off of Teton Park Road. Here's a map.
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*2. Surf the Palisades:* Grab some friends, head south and wakesurf the
Palisades near Alpine. If you have a boat, you can rent the gear from a
local shop. If not, book a lessen from Teton Surf Co. Teton Surf Co. is a
new company that offers hourly, half day and full day trips for those
interested in learning how to surf in the Tetons. All of the trips include
water and sports drinks; full day trips include snacks and a full lunch;
and half day trips includes snacks. Learn more in Buckrail's article, "Surf's
Up, Teton Style: Friends start first local wakesurfing company."
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*Photo: (Left) Surf Instructor Jessica Collins, (Bottom Right) Owner and
Partner Jennifer Wilhite. h/t Teton Surf Co. / Pitchengine Communities*
*3. Treetop Adventure Course:* It's cooler up in the trees! Snow King
Mountain's new Treetop Adventure Course has six courses and 93 aerial
challenges including zip lines, ladders, hoops and climbing walls. It also
includes a ride on the Raferty Lift and an Alpine Slide ride down. If your
still hot at the bottom, grab a beer or ice cream at the new King's
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*Photo h/t Treetop Adventure founder Christian Santelices*
*4. Head to Phelps Lake and Rock Jump:* The Phelps Lake hike is a 7.2-mile
loop at moderate difficulty. If you just want to go to the jumping rock and
back, it's only 5 miles. You will head out from the Death Canyon Trailhead
in Grand Teton National Park. Be warned, the water is sure to be at glacial
temps this time of year. Here are the details of the hike.
*5. Surf Lunch Counter: *It isn't for amateurs, but those looking to get a
little bit more adventurous can attempt to surf Lunch Counter on the Snake
River. Here are some good instructions for surfing Lunch Counter via
Matador Network: "How to surf Lunch Counter on the Snake River."
If you attempt this, you should know what you are doing or go with someone
Watch Jackson Hole snowboarders Bryan Iguchi and Cam FitzPatrick surf Lunch
*Feature Photo: Delta Lake. Pitchengine Communities*