4-H Fishing Club – Jackson Hole Style!

Winter fishing in Jackson Hole often means taking up ice fishing. On a beautiful Sunday in late January, the Teton County 4-H Fishing Club gathered at the Snake River Sporting Club for a grand day of fishing.

Will Harper and Joe Burke

Will Harper and Joe Burke

It’s been a few days now, and I am sure there are already stories of the young fishermen and fisherwomen having trouble getting the huge fish through the hole—continuing the long tradition of “fishing tales”. If you are a fisherman, you are genetically programmed to stretch the truth—20%-30% is the expected norm. River guides will yell to their clients they just caught a 20 incher, knowing the trout was closer to 16″. Clients grin and go along with it and the guides get a bigger tip. Like I said, it’s a tradition!

4H Fishing Club Michael and Will

Michael Rhodes and Will Hobbs (Snake River Sporting Club-Director of Outdoor Pursuits)

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Government Shutdown 2018 :

Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, & Jackson Hole Information.

Government Shutdown – Déjà vuThe last Government Shutdown occurred on October 1st, 2013 and lasted 16 days. Timing was terrible! It happened to be during peak foliage season so the park was very busy. Most federal agencies seemed unprepared for any sort of shutdown. It took them a couple of days to “close the park”, put up barricades, and inform the public of the details of the closures. The National Park Service and National Elk Refuge were more prepared for the current 2018 shutdown—each with contingency plans.

Fortunately, this Shutdown occurs during a much slower time of the year and less people are affected.

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Rural Wyoming

There’s a lot more to Wyoming than GTNP and Yellowstone!

Wyoming Map

That’s what this page is about! I could fan out into any zone of the state and find plenty of subjects. For this trip, I started at lunch time on Friday, January the 5th and returned home at sunset on Sunday, January 7. The photos on this page are a result of being “in the field” only two and a half days, covering 750 miles and shooting around 4,500 images. I headed south and stayed south this time. I wish I could have stayed another day or two! Continue reading “Rural Wyoming”

January 2018 Daily Journal for JH & GTNP

“In Winter’s Grip” 

January 1, 2018 – Monday, New Year’s Day

Snake River Overlook

Snake River Overlook Pano: There are a few short minutes when the snow capped mountains glow against the dark, early morning sky. Occasionally, the sky turns screaming pink and purple, but for the first day of the year, most of the pink was farther north. Nikon D850 and Nikon 24-70mm lens. Tripod. (Three shots, stitched in Lightroom…click to see it larger!) Continue reading “January 2018 Daily Journal for JH & GTNP”