19 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Last Day Grooming in GTNP | PPP Registration Open

Recreate Responsibly The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers ample groomed, tracked and off-trail opportunities for cross country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, or just walking with your dog. Winter recreation is more concentrated in easily accessible areas, so winter requires extra effort and diligence to protect our wildlife, our watersheds, and ensure a positive experience for all. Read more on how our community can take care of our public lands, year round. Registration OPEN for the Rendezvous… Read More

18 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Hole Hiking Nature Update | Cross Country Ski Survey

March 17, 2021 Nature Update Provided by Cathy ShillFounder of The Hole Hiking Experiencewww.holehike.com “The trail is beautiful…be still.” -Lakota With daylight savings time and recent temperatures, the feel of spring has arrived in Jackson Hole. Longer days and more light spurs change in nature. Bears wake from winter hibernation and the first grizzly sightings have been reported in Yellowstone. (https://buckrail.com/first-grizzly-bear-of-2021-spotted-in-yellowstone/)  Melting valley snow brings birds back to the valley. Red-winged blackbirds now flock along… Read More

17 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

GTNP Plowing Next Week | JHNordic Masters Clinic Tomorrow

New on the Blog: Karen Daubert & Jared Smith: Nordic Enthusiasts Karen Daubert and Jared Smith are not only avid skiers but also engaged Jackson residents involved in different organizations. Though Jared has more personal history in Jackson than Karen, since retiring 4 years ago, they have both been actively exploring all the winter trails of Jackson and actively involved in nonprofit work.  Jared’s History in JacksonJared grew up enmeshed in the Nordic community of… Read More

16 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Oxbow Bend Snowshoe | Register for Pole Pedal Paddle

Snowshoe Trip Report: Oxbow Bend, GTNP We had a wonderful Sunday afternoon snowshoe along the Snake near the Oxbow!  Hard enough crust to stay on top with warm enough temperatures for one of our group to wear shorts!  We were treated to a viewing of 3 otters swimming, diving, eating, romping and playing along and on the opposite shore as they moved upstream for a quarter mile.  Magical! -Kathy  Grooming Schedules and End of Season… Read More

15 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Flagg Ranch Canyon BC Nordic Ski | Spring Temps on the Rise

Trip Report: Flagg Canyon BC Nordic From Flagg Ranch north to the Yellowstone National Park boundary , we followed the Snake River along its west bank above Flagg Canyon. With dramatic overlooks down into the river, twisting trail thru forests ( and burnt remnants), after 2.2 miles, we eventually dropped down to the river’s edge for a sunny, picnic lunch. Highlight of the day: watching 3 wolves trotting along in the meadow on the opposite… Read More

11 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Hole Hiking Experience Nature Update | Jessie Diggins Clinches Nordic World Cup Overall Title

March 10, 2021 Nature Update Provided by Karen D.www.holehike.com “This is my very  favorite time of the year to Nordic Ski!” my friend proclaimed emphatically.  When asked why, she explained how wildlife is coming into the valley, the birds are returning and the evidence of so much activity can be found – when one is extra observant – in the snow.  As if to prove her point, we rounded a corner and saw such unusual… Read More

10 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Trip Report: Taggart to Jenny | Vote for JHNordic!

Trip Report: Taggart to Jenny Lake One of the busiest days of the winter at Taggart, with parking down the road for nearly a mile. Lots of skate and classic cross country skiers, backcountry AT skiers, walkers – with and without dogs (happily on leash!), several GTNP Nordic Ambassadors in their red jackets with smiles and a friendly word, and a GTNP Ranger sharing wildlife info. We also saw several families visiting from California and… Read More

9 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Island Hopping | No Grooming in GTNP Today

Island Hopping Jackson Lake near Colter Bay Magical day in northern GTNP classic skiing on frozen Jackson Lake. Starting from Colter Bay, with sunny, blue skies, Teton views that go on forever, good group of friends, and a picnic. Perfect way to recreate responsibly, enjoy late winter in our public lands, for which we are grateful! Watch out for bison crossing the road in leaps and bounds! Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Done for the Season A… Read More

5 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Island Hopping in GTNP | Last Day to Nominate JHNordic

Nordic Masters Classic Ski Clinic at Trail Creek 3 groups of classic skiers enjoyed sunny conditions at Trail Creek Nordic today with JH Ski Club coaches, perfect corduroy and classic tracks. New terrain on Trail Creek trails allowed a full range of skills practice! Trip Report: Island Hopping on Jackson Lake Sunny, late winter days are perfect for exploring GTNP. March 3, 2021 Nature Update Provided by Cathy Shill, founder of The Hole Hiking Experiencewww.holehike.com… Read More

4 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Hole Hiking Experience Nature Update | Nordic Masters Rec Clinic Today at Trail Creek

March 3, 2021 Nature Update Provided by Cathy Shill, founder of The Hole Hiking Experiencewww.holehike.com There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. -Albert Einstein The month of March begins with bright sun and blue skies. The warmth of the sun brings a welcome change after all the recent storms in Jackson Hole. In general, wildlife waits until a storm ends to… Read More