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
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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Nature News: July
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
Nature News: June
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
Nature News: May
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
Nature News: April
For me, April is the perfect month to breathe deeply and play. The winter season has ended and we have this month to rejuvenate before switching gears to summer. I traveled to Araivapa Canyon outside of Tucson to soak in the sun, play with friends, and enjoy the desert. It was awesome. I saw a Gopher Snake the first day that I arrived and got bit by a … [Read more...] about Nature News: April