25 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Nature Update with Hole Hiking Experience | Teton County/Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Updates

March 23, 2021 Nature Update Provided by Cathy Shill, founder of The Hole Hiking Experiencehttps://www.holehike.com/ “Suffering is only the friction between what is and what is wanted.” -Guy Armstrong Recent warm temperatures and melting valley snow definitely feels like spring in Jackson Hole. Animals follow the bare earth as they start to move to summer territories. I drove north in Grand Teton Park on Sunday and saw about 20 deer on the East Gros Ventre… Read More

24 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Wildlife Wednesday | Crust Cruising with Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures

Cover Photo Courtesy of Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures Wildlife Wednesdays with Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures Wolves, Coyotes, and Elk all in the same shot! This video by Naturalist Sarah Ernst shows the size difference between the three as well as illustrates an important predator/prey/scavenger dynamic. Wolves hunt elk, yet this herd ignores them in pursuit of supplemental feed being dropped by the tractor. Elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have adapted for thousands of years… Read More

23 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Joe Stone Completes 14 Mile Arm Ski | Interview with Gwenn and Don Wadsworth

Featured Image: Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures New on the Blog:Early Skate Skiing Adventures, A Life Well-Lived in Jackson Hole An Interview with Gwenn and Don Wadsworth Jessi – JH Nordic: I would love to hear about your own personal history, how you got interested in Nordic skiing, how you ended up in Jackson, becoming instructors, your story? Gwenn: So Don and I came here and taught at the high school a couple years, in ’79. It was… Read More

22 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

It’s all about the grooming! And timing!| Wyoming Premiere of the Palisades Project  | Recreate Responsibly|

It’s all about the grooming! And timing! Thanks to a freshly groomed trail, Shooting Star skied beautifully on Sunday. Both classic and skate conditions were excellent.. between 10am-12:30p. Firm corduroy to start, softening on the south facing pitches first, then a nice 1/2-1 inch creamy top. So good, we did 2 full loops. Similar groomed trails would ski nicely, based on their elevation and sun vs shady aspect.  Plan your week ahead: look at grooming… Read More

21 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Moose Day 2021| Wyoming Premiere of the Palisades Project  | Recreate Responsibly|

Moose Day 2021 – From the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation  Many Nordic skiers (like us at JHNordic) really love our moose! Seeing a moose from a safe distance while out on a winter trail is often the highlight of the day.Like to know more about the state of JH moose this winter, where you might see one or more? JH Wildlife Foundation just reported on the results of their Annual Moose Day here: All 2021… Read More

20 Mar 21 – Daily Trail Report

Wyoming Premiere of the Palisades Project  | Recreate Responsibly| PPP Registration Open

Wyoming Premiere of the Palisades Project  Friday March 26th, 2021 It is easy to say that The Palisades Project is telling the story about a land conflict – but in reality the conflict we are dealing with is one about people. Our film shares the voices of people involved in the conflict surrounding the Greater Palisades landscape, to both tell the story and inspire a solution. Dan Smitherman of the Wilderness Society is one of those voices. … Read More

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