Christmas in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole spruces up for the Holiday Season each year—much like other destination tourist resorts around the country. Of course, we have the Tetons at our north doorstep, three ski resorts, and the National Elk Refuge to add to the appeal of coming here. Visitors are almost always guaranteed of a “white Christmas”. Just over a hundred years ago, the town forefathers (visionaries), set aside a block of valuable land downtown for what is now called “The Town Square”. Each year, the trees on the Square are decorated with thousands of  beautiful LED lights, along with lights on the four corner antler arches. Merchants follow suite with decorations and lights of their own.

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Mormon Row in Winter

John Moulton Barn

On any given day of the summer and fall, hoards of tourists and photographers line up each morning to photograph the historic old barns and structures along Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. The two Moulton Barns have been labeled “The Most Photographed Barns in the World”. By early winter, most of the visitors are back in their cozy homes, but the barns are left to endure the brutal winter winds, ice and snow.

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The Jump and Why

It’s December so it’s time to think about some holiday presents for my family. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I considered giving my brothers, sister, and sons a Christmas present that I created with my photographs – a photo calendar. You might remember from my last post that I said, “I’m not taking great photos but I am taking much better photos than a year ago – even my wife thinks my photos are better.” And if my wife thinks my photos are much better then they must actually be good enough to put on a calendar for my family. So I went to Lightroom to find a dozen photos to use in my calendar. Continue reading "The Jump and Why"

The Jump and Why

It’s December so it’s time to think about some holiday presents for my family. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I considered giving my brothers, sister, and sons a Christmas present that I created with my photographs – a photo calendar. You might remember from my last post that I said, “I’m not taking great photos but I am taking much better photos than a year ago – even my wife thinks my photos are better.” And if my wife thinks my photos are much better then they must actually be good enough to put on a calendar for my family. So I went to Lightroom to find a dozen photos to use in my calendar. Continue reading “The Jump and Why”

The GYT – Greater Yellowstone Trail

Teton Peaks in Summer

First of all, this is in no way ready. Skip to the problems below to find out why. For the full route, skip to the end.

The Premise

I’ve had a dream for several years now of finding a way to hike through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in a long-distance thru-hike. After spending a few weeks staring at both physical and digital maps, I think I’ve finally gotten something potentially laid out. Continue reading “The GYT – Greater Yellowstone Trail”