Home » Grand Teton National Park »Jackson Hole »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Moose-Wilson Road Closures Continue

October 12, 2011 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County No Comments
grizzly-road

The presence of a grizzly bear sow along the Moose-Wilson Road has caused intermittent closures of that road since Friday.  According to Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, park managers determined a closure was necessary for a variety of reasons but most importantly for the protection of the grizzly bear foraging near the road. The Moose-Wilson road is narrow, winding and has thick vegetation in many areas, which all contribute to low visibility. These factors make it extremely difficult to safely manage a large wildlife jam on the narrow road corridor.  An abundance of Hawthorne bushes with berries along the road attracts bears to the area. In the coming weeks Anzelmo-Sarles says it is possible that intermittent closures will continue to be necessary for protection of the resource and public safety. Local residents and park visitors are advised to plan ahead and use an alternate route because this temporary closure prevents the ability to make a ‘through trip’ on the Moose-Wilson Road.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Warm And Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers Or Thunderstorms To The West - April 21, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm and pleasant today, with most of the state into the 60′s and 70′s.  Expect nice weather across central and eastern Wyoming, with plenty of sunshine and fair conditions.  Some of western Wyoming could see some scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms later today and tonight.  Tuesday’s weather will be more active, yet […]
  • Lexus makes a darn fine off-road SUV - April 21, 2014
    When you think about the absolute best off-road SUV, the first name that comes to mind is probably not Lexus. But Lexus has one that might change your opinion. I drove an absolutely incredible SUV a few weeks ago. The LX570 is a Lexus, so it had all the fancy bells and whistles you’d expect […]
  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]