Heat and haze dominate the start of August. Temperatures this month were hot, rain was minimal and the lack of moisture has left a crispy landscape. Fire danger changed to extreme. Winds brought smoke and haze from northern California making the month predominately smoky. As I have mentioned before, fire is extremely important in the Greater Yellowstone … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Smoky skies, the controversial Grizzly hunt, and berry season in Jackson Hole
July brings the heat of summer, endless meadows of blooming flowers, and hazy skies from Western fires. Anglers fish the Snake River. Wildlife are most visible at dawn and dusk as afternoon temperatures reach the high eighties. Life pulses in our valley with playtime in the mountains, cocktails on the deck, evening music, the annual fair, summer markets, … [Read more...] about July Nature News: Jackson Hole wildflowers are in full bloom! Join us for a colorful hike in the glorious Grand Teton mountain range.
The month of September brings seasonal change, smoke in the air, local earthquakes and snow in the high country. September begins smoky with reduced air quality. No big fires burn near Jackson Hole but the western United States is experiencing the worst fire season ever. 74 major wildfires burn in eight western states. Oregon has fires burning the size … [Read more...] about September: local earthquakes, smoky valley, RAY of change- fall arrives
July is wildflower month and it is the time of the year when activity options are endless. Mountain passes are snow free and you can wander where your heart desires. Living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem means choices are endless but backcountry travel does require proper planning for a safe, successful excursion. Wild country surrounds Jackson Hole … [Read more...] about Nature News: July