Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park: Wildflowers, Wildlife and Water

August 6, 2009, 2:02 pm
Every year, nearly 4 million visitors travel to northwestern Wyoming to experience one thing: Grand Teton. Natural processes have created—and continue to shape—a striking mountainous landscape. This time of year, the warm weather brings the park to life with vibrant wildflowers, a flurry of wildlife activity and crystalline bodies of water. There are ...

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Species Spotlight: Wolverine

August 6, 2009, 1:57 pm
Common residents of Alaska mainland, adult wolverines have no natural predators. However, these creatures tend to be extremely combative when it comes to territory and food. Wolverine–known to take on other animals as big as bears–are widely noted for their ferocious nature. Description: Wolverines have short legs, large five-toed paws, broad and rounded heads, ...

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How long (in hours/minutes) is the average drive between the south entrance of yellowstone to jackson WY?
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Well, according to Mapquest, it's about 60 miles and a 1.5 hour drive.  Having made the drive myself, I expect it will take a bit longer.  First and foremost, you'll want to stop along the way to enjoy the sights and maybe take some pictures.  Not knowing your schedule, it's hard to make recommendations.  If you happen to be passing through at lunch time, consider stopping at the Grand Teton Lodge, where you can have one of the best views to ever accompany a sandwich! Also, be prepared for the occasional "animal jam."  On my first visit to Grand Tetons, I remember asking a local what are the chances of seeing a moose. I'll never forget the response, "moose are like dogs here, there everywhere!"  Chances are if there's a moose by the road, traffic will be a lot slower (and for good reason).  Remember, you'll enjoy the park even more if you relax and take it slow, and it'll be a lot safer for the animals.

Have a great trip and be sure to check back to OhRanger.com to share your experience, ask more questions and, hopefully, to use your knowledge to answer questions of fellow park-lovers.  

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What do you do when you see a moose
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Moose can be very aggressive animals and it is wise to keep your distance. Do not feed or get too close to a moose. Always make sure there is something  (like a car or tree) in between yourself and the moose. 
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What type clothing in mid sep.-Oct. to wear at Teton and Yellowstone parks while hiking or just looking throught parks
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In Yellowstone and Grand Teton, during that time of year you can expect temperatures from mid-50s to mid 60s. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes that are appropriate for walking and hiking. You will also want to wear loose-fitting clothes so that you aren't uncomfortable. Dressing in layers will be helpful if the weather is unpredictable. Enjoy your trip and be sure to stop back at OhRanger.com and post pictures!
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Wear heavy clothes it gets cold. And there are thunderstorms almost every afternon
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How can I get souvenoirs from the parks that I was just at?
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If you stop in at the park's visitors center at the park you visit you can get information about souvenirs. You can also expect to find gift shops in the gateway communities. Enjoy your trip and be sure to stop back at OhRanger.com to post pictures!
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Grand Teton National Park Historic Buildings Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 28, 2009, 7:38 am
Historic buildings that are part of Grand Teton National Parks history are the subject of the summer seminar lecture series Thursday, July 30, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.Sara Needles, Wyoming Cultural ...

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Lightning Storms and Wildfires

July 15, 2009, 8:39 am
Several large thunderstorms passed through eastern Idaho Sunday. Leaving many in awe at its beauty and power.But lightning can put those at the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in standby mode.Only one fire is being blamed on last nights storm here in eastern Idaho. But in ...

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I was just bitten by a tiny baby brown bat. The bat had no teeth and did not puncture skin. Should I test for rabies?
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Most of the recent human rabies cases in the United States have been caused by rabies virus from bats so it's a good idea to consult your physician immediately.
Rabies can be confirmed only in a laboratory with the specimen. However, any bat that is active by day, is found in a place where bats are not usually seen (for example, in a room in your home or on the lawn), or is unable to fly, is far more likely than others to be rabid. Such bats are often the most easily approached. You should never handle any bat.
Rabies is a fatal disease. If you have not already consulted your physician, you should do so immediately.
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Unleash your underwater hunter on the Snake River

July 13, 2009, 7:44 am
When the pressure cooker of daily professional live is about to squeeze the last out of tolerance out of your body ... go fishing. From what I hear, there are plenty of those meals-waiting-to-happen in the Snake River, and is there a better way to feel good than catching and eating ...

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