Still Frozen. All the lakes in Grand Teton National Park have thawed, so it should just be a few more days before we can kayak in Yellowstone. Lots of rain yesterday, and warmer temperatures over the next few days will certainly help break up that ice. Yellowstone Lake usually begins to thaw in the West Thumb area first, and the wind pushes the remaining ice out to the main body of the lake. As soon as the ice breaks up along the shoreline, we can take our day trips and sunset paddles over to the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
Lewis Lake is always the last to open for kayaking in Yellowstone. Our overnight kayak trips on Lewis and Shoshone lakes wont start until mid-June.