Skiers and snowboarders welcome the snow each year. Many locals think of it as “white gold”. Downstream farmers welcome the snow to help guarantee a supply of irrigation water for the summer. Fishermen welcome the snowfall to help maintain minimum stream flows for the winter. I welcome October snow if for no other reason than it is “something different”. By January, the newness is well worn and I begin to wish for the first hints of green. And, so it goes!
Snow changes everything! Distant trees become silent ghosts, layered through the thousands or millions of flakes. Close objects are likewise filtered and obscured. Continue reading “Snowflakes and Fall Moose”
Identified on the official Grand Teton Park map as River Road, this rough, unimproved gravel road runs roughly 16-18 miles along the west side of the Snake River. The road is typically closed from mid-October through mid to late May.
Over the years I’ve lived in Jackson Hole, I’ve been told the road gets its unofficial name via RKO Pictures (sometimes called RKO Productions). Continue reading “RKO Road & Bar B C Road”
Elevation profile for Table Mountain Hike
Elevation and route courtesy of Route Scout
Distance: 6.8 miles
Best time of year: Summer, early Fall Continue reading “Table Mountain Hike”
“October: Fall’s amazing colors pass and usher in the first hints of Winter”
October 17, 2016 – Monday
Sparring Moose: Overnight, we had slushy, wet snow in most areas of the valley. I was out this morning hoping to get a few shots. Nikon D5 and Tamron 150-600mm Lens.
Continue reading “October 2016 Daily Journal of Photos & Comments for Grand Teton National Park & JH”