I am planning a trip this summer to paddle the lakes (by canoe with a partner) in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I am considering Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone. Two questions:
It seems necessary , going up Lewis River into Shoshone Lake, to get out of your canoe, wade upstream, and drag the boat for some distance. I have read that the water is frigid. So do you need waders to do this? Or can you do it barelegged in shoes or river sandals? Anyone have any experience here?
Second question, would you recommend Shoshone Lake over Yellowstone Lake? Yellowstone Lake does have some areas where motors are not allowed.
Thanks for any and all advice!
G in NC