Mormon settlers moved into Jackson Hole in the late 1890’s and began “taming the valley”. It’s difficult to imagine how difficult the century long task must have been while I am sitting in my warm truck—complete with heated seats and steering wheel, and wearing a goose down jacket and insulated boots. But the settlers did it! Along the way, the hardy group built towns, businesses, and farms and ranches. To maintain their horses and cattle, they needed fences. Today, there are numerous styles and kinds of fences remaining in the Jackson Hole valley to remind us of earlier days. Back in 2015, I posted this page: Grand Teton National Park’s Buck Rail Fences. That page featured the area’s distinctive Buck Rail Fences, but there are several other types of fences used by the settlers and homesteaders. A few days ago, I cruised some of the valley in an effort to document some of the remaining fences. Continue reading "Jackson Hole’s Historic Fences"
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September 30th: Saturday
Morning Clouds Over the Teton Range: When I left town, there were almost not clouds over the Tetons, so I headed out the Gros Ventre to look for Moose. I found three Cows, but no bulls, and I didn’t like the location of the cows. As it turned out, clouds rolled in, delivering a stunning morning for the landscape photographers. I took this shot from the East Boundary Road, a mile or so north of Kelly. Click this image to see it much larger. Nikon D810 and Nikon 70-200mm Lens, Handheld. Four shot pano. Continue reading "September 2017 Daily Journal for JH and GTNP"