Spring has made it to our small, secluded valley. Living in the mountains at 6400 feet means long winters. Daffodils and tulips have just started to bloom throughout town. Young spring wildflowers blanket the hillsides in southern parts of the valley. Aspen leaves have just matured and the valley is a vibrant green. Snow still dominates in the north and higher elevations. If you want to hike, I would explore Cache Creek or Josie’s Ridge. Both are near the town of Jackson and clear of snow. Each day brings change.
I did just see a post that bear 399 has been seen with three new cubs. She is 17! Wow! Some thought that she might get a year off without cubs but not the case. The fact that she has three means she was healthy when she got pregnant. She is a great momma and this is her third litter that will be so closely watched. She stays near populated areas near Jackson Lake Lodge and the Oxbow Bend area in Grand Teton Park. Keep your eyes open in those areas. Here’s to spring and daily changes.