LOCAL Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole as we reach the middle of the season. Recent storms produced lots of fresh powder to play in and the few sunny days brought frigid Arctic air from the north with highs in the single digits. This is great news for snow enthusiasts, but when it’s this cold and snowy outside, you can’t help but consider … [Read more...] about February Nature News — Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole
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What a wild start to winter! According to Jim Woodmencey at mountainweather.com, “November 2022 was the coldest November on record in Jackson, Wyoming.” Wow! December was also very cold and very snowy. And the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort claims we received over 200" of snow in the mountains before Christmas. Wow, again! And then we finished the year with … [Read more...] about January Nature News — Happy New Year From The Hole Hiking Experience
Old Man Winter has arrived and winter recreation is now in full swing! November delivered average snowfall and below average temperatures but the snow has continued to fly bringing current snowfall to above average for this time of year. Snow King, Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee resorts are all open for the winter 2022-23 season offering lots of skiable … [Read more...] about December Nature News: Old Man Winter has Arrived
We've enjoyed a glorious Indian summer in Jackson Hole this year. A high pressure lingered over the valley for most of October bringing unseasonably warm days with autumn's signature chilly nights and great fall colors. As we reach the end of the month, snow and chilly temps have arrived, right on schedule. The change in the weather encourages migration so … [Read more...] about November Nature News — The Importance of Beavers in Nature
Local Jackson has the feel of fall with a chill in the air and autumn colors strewn about the landscape. It's nice to feel to the brisk air and enjoy the shimmering early morning frost and then feel the afternoon sun warm our cheeks. Both Aspen and Cottonwoods turn the hillsides yellow while Mountain Ash, Huckleberry and other shrubs dot the meadows with … [Read more...] about October Nature News: Brisk mornings, bugling elk and the vibrant colors of autumn