Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone, Tetons a photographer's paradise

February 1, 2010, 9:20 am
It was a particularly cold morning as I walked along the mist-covered banks of the Yellowstone River. The sun was barely visible on the horizon but its rays were already penetrating a line of fog-shrouded trees by a small meadow. Across the river stood an old bull bison, coated ...

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We will be traveling from CT to Rocky mountain Ntl Park, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. We will be traveling east by car on I-80 and west on I-90. Can you recommend any additional sights to see on the way. Thank you.
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Wow. What a great trip. There are few that imediately come to mind, though you may have to get off the road to visit them. Devils Tower National Monument is eastern Wyoming is an impressive site that merits an hour or two. Custer State Park in Western South Dakota is well known for its herd of 1500 free roaming bison and populations of mule deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, mountain lions and feral burros, which were have grazed here for decades. The park is famous for its scenery, its scenic drives (Needles and the wildlife loop), with views of the bison herd. You can easily access the park from Rapid City, the Badlands and Mount Rushmore. C

South Dakota has many other points of interest worth visiting, including Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial and Kevin Costner's Tatanka: Story of the Bison (in Deadwood) just to name a few.

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What is the best route to get from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Teton National Park?

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Make sure to visit Wall Drug and check the history of this unique place. You'll be in the Badlands anyway, and it is well worth the stop. Also, Wind Cave is a great cave if you like caves, and it is very accessible and easy to walk. If you will be in the Black Hills for dinner, I would highly recommend Circle B Ranch, if they are still in business. Just a terrific experience we had years ago.

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Well-known Wyoming cougar dies of plague

January 13, 2010, 7:36 am
A female cougar popular among local researchers for her propensity to wander around Jackson Hole has died of plague in Grand Teton National Park, a park biologist said. Scientists from Craighead Beringia South, a Kelly-based research institution with a permit to conduct work in the park, learned the animal had ...

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We plan to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton in 2010 and want to 1 participate in Ranger walks and talks and 2 few mosquitoes - May? Sept?
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Your best bet is probably September!

Mosquito season in Yellowstone extends from May through August. In general, mosquito populations are most intense in June. There are fewer biting bugs in September, but you should always be prepared with bug spray, long-sleeved clothing, long pants and a hat.

Ranger-guided programs usually extend through the end of September. You can view program schedules here.

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Grand Teton National Park awards concession contracts for floating and fishing

December 10, 2009, 8:06 am
The National Park Service has awarded a dozen floating, fishing and horseback concession contracts in Grand Teton National Park. The contracts include 11 that originally expired at the end of 2008 but were continued for an additional year. The park also issued a new fishing contract on the Snake River from the Moose ...

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Follow the herds :Travelers can watch beasts roam in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Kansas

November 30, 2009, 7:55 am
 It was sunrise on a bitterly cold September morning, but gray clouds obscured the sun. Snow blanketed the ground and the road was a sheet of ice. I struggled to keep the rental car on the park road.Suddenly, the road was blocked. I was surrounded by buffaloes. They were ...

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‘I’m glad I lost’: Hansen at first fought Grand Teton expansion

October 22, 2009, 1:09 pm
Cliff Hansen is known throughout Wyoming for his achievements as governor and U.S. senator. But recently, Hansen was in the national spotlight when he was featured in Ken Burns' popular PBS documentary series on America's national parks for his opposition to - and, later, his support of - the expansion of Grand Teton National ...

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton are perfect for winter

October 20, 2009, 7:05 am
America's National Parks are high on our interest list.We travel in the summertime to national parks or visit the parks in the South during the winter.As a travel agent, some great winter destinations I recommend are Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Not only do the snowmobile riders enjoy ...

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Are the crowds volume down from Sept. 1 -14 in Grand Teton National Forest and where in Teton Village is the BEST place to stay Four star
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Visitation to Grand Teton National Park peaks during the summer but is also extremely popular during the transition to fall. After Labor Day, total visitation ebbs slightly; however, the type of visitor is drastically different. With kids back in school, you'll find that there are families and more DINKs (Dual Income No Kids), recent college graduates, empty nesters and baby boomers.

Teton Village is home to many fine properties and you shouldn't have a problem finding a room if you book in advance. We have a few favorites:

Hotel Terra is the first of a line of green hotels launched by the Terra Resort Group, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole offers the exceptional amenities and services expected from boutique hotels, combined with environmentally sustainable building and operating practices. The property is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, placing it in an elite group of hotels in the United States. Hotel Terra pushes its efforts well beyond LEED criteria, however,  has taken a leadership role in defining eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the environment in its operations while still offering an opulent hotel experience for guests. Learn more about Hotel Terra and its commitment to the environment at www.hotelterrajacksonhole.com.

 Just around the corner from the Terra is the Snake River Lodge & Spa where you'll be warmly welcomed. The lodge, part of the Rock Resorts is rustically elegant and fits seamlessly with the Teton landscape. Recently renovated, Snake River Lodge & Spa boats beautifully appointed rooms and condomiums which will be a welcome retreat after a long day of hiking, skiing, golfing or exploring the Jackson Fall Arts Festival, which takes place from September 10-20 (www.jacksonholewy.com/events-fall-arts-festival.php). You'll look forward to relaxing in the property's indoor/outdoor heated pool, with cascading waterfalls, warmed walkways, a hot tub tucked into a steam-filled cave, and a sauna. Visit snakeriverlodge.rockresorts.com for more information.

Don't rule out staying in the park–Jenny Lodge is located across the water from majestic Cascade Canyon and offers an exclusive environment with 37 rustically elegant log cabins. The main lodge, a recently renovated log structure, has inviting sitting areas with books and games for guests to enjoy. As the only 4-diamond eco-resort in the Park, Jenny Lake Lodge is ideal for those who seek the finest service and lodging, while still enjoying a National Park vacation. Each of the rustically elegant cabin rooms are well appointed with hand-made quilts, down comforters, and unique Western charm. The cabins are open from early June to early October. Breakfast and dinner, along with horseback and bicycle riding, are included in the room rate. To book a room, visit http://www.gtlc.com/lodging/jenny-lake-lodge-overview.aspx


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While hiking around String Lake in the Tetons, I noticed white tags stapled to some of the trees. What were these?
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A very good question...  At first glance it sounds like they could easily be trail markers, but probably not in that area of the park.  They're most likely Pheromone Bags (or traps) placed onto the White Bark Pines in the area in an attempt to kill the Beetles that are damaging that tree species.

If you're interested in learning more about this kind of beetle and/or the bags themselves, this blog entry actually seems to be right on point:

http://pointsoflight.blogspot.com/2008/07/meet-beetles.html

Let us know if anything else comes up that you're wondering about.

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