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Hiking Safety

It’s that time of year again when hundreds of thousands descend upon the national parks, keen on exploring every inch of our country's beautiful land. As with most outdoor activities, hiking has an inherent risk. But with a little preparation, hiking can be an enjoyable and memorable activity for the whole family. Here are a few hiking safety tips to keep in mind before starting any adventure. Hike smart National parks offer a wide range of hiking trails to accommodate most skill and...

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News: Teton Pass Closed, Detour Planned

Mudslide at Teton Pass. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Department of Transportation. We break from our regularly scheduled discussion of Jackson Hole activities, history, and folklore to bring you some big news affecting just about everyone in the region. If you haven’t heard already, the Teton Pass (the primary way into the valley from Idaho) is closed due to a massive landslide. Here’s what you need to know: On the morning of June 6, large cracks formed near Teton Pass mile marker...

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Dinosaurs of Wyoming

Photo copyright 2005 by David Monniaux Wyoming, with its expansive plains and rugged landscapes, is not only known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cowboy history but also for being a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils. This state has unearthed some of the most iconic and significant dinosaur discoveries in the world—no prehistoric B-listers here. Let’s take a journey back in time to explore the fascinating dinosaurs of Wyoming.  Tyrannosaurus rex One of the most fa...

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Best Views in Jackson Hole: Aerial Tram and Gondola rides

It’s no secret that Jackson boasts some of the best views on earth. Between the majestic Teton mountain range, the national forest, the elk reserve, and the town of Jackson itself, there’s no shortage of scenery. Are you looking for the best view of all these beautiful sights? Luckily, Jackson Hole has an aerial tram and a gondola ascending to breathtaking heights and views.  Aerial Tram Located in Teton Village, the Aerial Tram (its official name) ascends 4,139 vertical feet ...

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Catching up with Grizzly 399 … again

Not pictured: Grizzly 399. A grizzly bear, but not 399. If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know we’re fans of the world’s most famous bear. No, not Smokey or Winnie the Pooh. We're talking about Grizzly 399. Last spring we wrote about the 28-year-old mama bear emerging from her den with her first cub since 2020. Let’s catch up with her and see how she’s doing this year. For context, grizzly bears usually live between 20-25 years and rarely make it to their 30s...

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