The National Park Service Regional Director approved a $16 million trail improvement project at Grand Teton National Park that could start in two weeks. Jackson Hole News and Guide says one of the park’s most visited sites, Jenny Lake, is getting new trails, bathrooms and a visitor plaza. 3,000 people visit the trail each day in the summertime
There will be several major road projects happening in the Moose area this summer causing traffic delays in Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. Local News 8 says Blacktail Ponds Overlook, Teton Point Turnout, Schwabacher Landing and Gros Venture Roads are some of the projects happening soon
People looking for recreation in Grand Teton National Park and on John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway can expect lots of traffic this year because there will be several major road overhauls starting in May and lasting through November. Highway 89 is having an overlay project on over ten miles of road. Schwabacher Landing Road will also be closed to get paved May to June. Gros Venture, Pacific Creek and the Phase 3 pathway are all getting repairs done too
It sounds like a win-win for Jackson Hole pilots and residents. The Associated Press says 80 percent of planes landing at the Jackson Hole airport are using a new route. The new path keeps planes further away from the Tetons, Jackson Lake and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Pilots like it because it shaves 14 miles and a few minutes off of their trips and park officials like it because they don’t hear as many low flying planes close to the park
Jackson Hole’s famous mama bear, Grizzly 399, was seen for the first time this spring followed by two cubs in Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife photographer Roger Hayden and about 20 other people gathered to watch the 18-year-old female grizzly. Jackson Hole News and Guide says she usually hangs out at Oxbow Bend, Willow Flats and around Jackson Lake Lodge.
Grand Teton National Park’s Murie Center board is hiring career environmentalist Paul Hansen as its new executive director. Hansen has been living in Jackson for seven years and has a background in environmental protection, wildlife science and conservation management. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Hansen is taking the reins of his new job May 5.
A new study that pinpoints mercury concentration in fish is finding a wide variation between the mercury level in cutthroat trout in Grand Teton compared to Yellowstone Park trout. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Yellowstone cutthroat had an average of 101 nanograms of mercury per gram of weight while Grand Teton cutthroat had 33 nanograms. All fish measured in the study tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe consumption level of 300 nanograms.
Several roads are opening up to recreationists in Grand Teton National Park. Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads are opening May 1. Grassy Lake Road and Signal Mountain Summit are opening June 1. All roads will be fully accessible as soon as this winter’s snow melts naturally
National Park Week starts this weekend and visitors can get in free Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th. The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose is having free events for kids letting them earn a Junior Ranger badge if they participate in at least three activities. The park is wrapping up the week with the National Junior Ranger Day celebration Saturday April 26.
Grand Teton National Park road crews completed their annual spring plowing recently. They cleared a 15-mile stretch of Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge. Teton Park Road is now melted down to pavement and is open for playing on anything without a motor. Road Crews are still clearing Jenny Lake scenic loop and other areas
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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