Happy days here in Jackson Hole with less crowds (could really go to town on this topic) and more, less treaded upon, terrain to explore. Here’s a quick note to share a lesser-known excursion suggestion for all you Grand Teton National Park, specifically Jackson Lake area-lovers, out there. As the water has continually receded to supply the greater Idaho farmers needs this summer, water depth on Jackson Lake took a rapid dive. Much to boaters and aqua-lovers chagrin, levels apparently dropped over ten feet per week. Nonetheless, looks as though good times were had by all this summer and now there are little silver lining-like gems to discover in the surrounding lake area. Circumnavigating the road from the dam and Yellowstone-bound there’s a bend and a clearing that reveals one of the more stunning side views of the Teton Range. There’s a pull-out because this spot is a showstopper on a glistening mid-summer day. Even now with seriously receded water levels, the lower-pro profile the famed peaks, incites a curiosity for passers-by. Why? Because, all of a sudden, Jackson Lake offers Bahamian- like stretches of ‘flats’ to explore. One can conceivably walk a couple of miles into the lake where water once rolled over the sandy bottom. Walking or running along the hard-pack silt is an unusual way to experience this iconic lake and it’s unmatched views. Teton Tip of the Day: Pack a picnic and head to the far-out shores of Northeast Jackson Lake and make an memorable evening of it.