September brought idyllic conditions with days of sun and fall color. Grizzly Bears came to the Moose-Wilson Road to gorge on berries. Mating season began with the bugle of the bull elk and the grunt of the bull moose. Soft fall light welcomes us on the trail. Our rainy and cool summer has many locals contemplating winter weather. The love of skiing is … [Read more...] about Nature News: September
Enjoy monthly nature insights and information from the founder of The Hole Hiking Experience, Cathy Shill. Cathy is a biologist, expert guide, and acclaimed leader of the natural world. She created The Hole Hiking Experience in 1989 to inspire others though nature.
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August is usually a hot and dry month in Jackson Hole. However, this year has been cool and damp with frequent showers and temperatures below normal. These conditions made mushroom hunting ideal. Chanterelles and Puffball mushrooms were found and enjoyed. The third week covered the Tetons with fresh snow. August is also berry month and the cool, wet … [Read more...] about Nature News: August
July is a bustling month in Jackson Hole. Our valley pulses with activities, visitors, and thriving wildlife. Trails are open offering endless options. Hike, climb, bike, fish, float, gaze at the mountains. As a great friend says, “these are the eight weeks we train for...” We work hard and play hard. Early morning is the best time to visit the town … [Read more...] about Nature News: July
I spent June in Nepal. The Himalayas have numerous peaks over 8000 meters / 26,000 feet. I started my trip in Kathmandu and after a daylong jeep ride began a three week trek. The Annapurna Humla (mountain range) towered above us. The rivers carried silt from glaciers with the colors of chocolate and grey. Each day shared new vistas, soaring Griffins, sacred … [Read more...] about Nature News: June
The Hole Hiking Experience is starting it's 25th season! I am so grateful that my vision has allowed us to share the natural world and increase awareness! It's been an awesome journey! We just received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and our new "look" to the web site is almost complete. A NEW Summer 2014 tour is the Wildlife + Walk. … [Read more...] about Nature News: May