March was stormy and brought winter to all elevations. As the month began, snow fell to the valley floor which was the first time it was truly white. The landscape changed and March felt like January. Temperatures were different but storms and wind dominated much of the month and winter storm advisories were common. The white landscape allowed access to … [Read more...] about March Nature News: Jackson Hole blanketed with snow, Grizzly Bear tracks on March 6
January brought winter storms, wind, sun and rain. Typical weather except the thin snow pack on the valley floor. Playing in the mountains becomes a challenge when you have to navigate through the thick vegetation at lower elevations. This year, the temperatures are warm enough that the valley snow continues to melt so the usual white landscape is missing. … [Read more...] about January: winter storms, wildlife, thin valley snow
The month of December begins with white peaks and a brown valley. The warm temperatures in November melted the valley snowpack so the month starts with biking and hiking at 6400 feet. By the third week, the Solstice brought winter back to Jackson Hole and over a foot of snow fell in the mountains and the valley landscape changed. Due to the low snow … [Read more...] about December: Solstice, Christmas Bird Count, Elk on the move
Spring arrives on March 20 with blue skies, rain drops, Red Tail Hawks, Great Blue Herons and a deep snowpack. Winter 2016-17 in Jackson Hole left the deepest snowpack ever in the mountains and town broke the record for total precipitation. Bottom line, this was a BIG winter. If you visited, you know this. If not, it is hard to imagine. I travelled in … [Read more...] about March: BIGGEST winter on record in Jackson Hole! RAY of spring arrives to valley
Wow, what a month! Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have whipped and raged through the valley. Winter storms, driving rain, wind, and snow, more snow. All plant eaters: moose, deer, bison, pronghorn, bighorn sheep are stressed. All carrion eaters and scavengers: wolves, lions, coyotes, eagles, ravens, magpies are dancing the happy dance. By the first week … [Read more...] about February: wettest February on record in Jackson Hole!