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Brother and Sister Make History Climbing the Tetons

July 3, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Two children made history last week after climbing to the top of Wyoming’s second tallest peak. 6-year-old Beo Charett and his 9-year-old sister Georgie were some of the youngest people to ever ski the Grand Teton. Jackson Hole Daily says the siblings trained for the more than 13,000 foot ascent by climbing Mount Glory, City of Rocks, Sinks Canyon and Blacktail Butte

Teton Park Rangers Rescue Hiker and Climber

July 2, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued a weary hiker and fallen climber recently. 39-year-old Spanish man Xabier Aguirregoicoa (good luck with that one) was examined and released after the Teton Interagency helicopter found him in Granite Canyon. Jackson Hole Daily says 27-year-old Jackson woman Angela Lazarte was taken to St. John’s Medical Center with serious injuries after a fall in the Lake Ledges area

Grand Teton Rangers Save Several Lives

July 1, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park rangers have been busy saving lives in the parks recently. Park officials say they rescued a 39-year-old Spanish man who hiked into Granite Canyon but didn’t have the energy to get out, a 27-year-old Jackson woman who fell while climbing Disappointment Peak and a 64-year-old man who fell off a horse in the Colter Bay area. Local News 8 says as tourist season peaks so does the amount of people who need to be saved by rangers

Stewart’s Draw Fire Rages After Lightning Strike

June 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A lightning bolt ignited a blaze in Grand Teton National Park after striking a Douglas-fir tree in Stewart’s Draw north of Death Canyon. The fire is currently a quarter of an acre in size and is burning inside the Fire Use Zone in the park’s Fire Management Plan. Residents and visitors should report fire or smoke by calling 911 or Teton Interagency Dispatch at 307-739-3630

National Park Service Bans Drones

June 23, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The National Park Service is banning people from flying drone aircraft above its parks. Jackson Hole Daily says Grand Teton National park has discouraged people from flying drone planes and park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they haven’t had any complaints yet. Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says the small planes annoy and endanger visitors and wildlife

Schwabacher Landing Reopens After 18 Months

June 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

One of the most popular spots to take wedding pictures in Grand Teton National Park, Schwabacher Landing, is now open after being closed for over a year and a half. Jackson Hole Daily says Schwabacher road off Highway 89 was originally closed because of erosion then it was shut down because of federal government budget cuts and it is always closed in the winter. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they paved the road and updated the parking area

Cattle Drive Causes Traffic Delays Near Moran Junction

June 5, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Wyoming drivers can expect delays on highway 89 from Moran Junction to the Elk Ranch Flats Saturday morning June 7, between 7 and 8 a.m. Park rangers are controlling traffic so ranchers can move their cattle safely from Buffalo Valley’s Pinto Ranch to the Elk Ranch pastures. Pinto Ranch wranglers will drive about 300 cattle causing about a 20 minute delay for drivers.

Bison Migrate Through Jackson Golf Course

May 27, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Bison herds from Grand Teton National Park are giving golfers a thrill by using the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis’s northern part of the course to migrate through. Assistant superintendent Jeff Jensen says three dozen moved through the course over a two day period. The Associated Press says the northern part of the golf course usually has migrating bison this time of year. Wyoming Game and Fish says if the bison get out of hand they will step in and help the bison get off the course

Grizzly Bear Research Trapping Begins in Grand Teton National Park

May 23, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Watch out for grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park because the biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team are trapping the bears for scientific research starting next Tuesday and continuing through October 15. The Endangered Species Act requires the scientists to collect information and study the grizzly population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Trained professionals will bait and trap bears at several sites throughout the park that are not close to high traffic trails, but they will still post warning signs in case anyone wanders too close.

Forest Campgrounds Open while Granite Hot Springs Remains Closed

May 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Memorial Day weekend is on the way and many Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds will be open in time for travelers, but Granite Hot Springs is not one of them. There is still three feet of snow and a lot of avalanche debris covering the area. Snake River Canyon, Gros Ventre drainage, Curtis Canyon, Hoback and several others are all open to visitors

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