Now here's a deal that's hard to pass up if you're going to be anywhere close to Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday: The National Parks Conservation Association is inviting you on a float through the park.
The free trip departs depart from the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Parking Lot on a Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trip’s shuttle bus that will take you to the historic Dead Man’s Bar. The 10-mile-float trip will run from Dead Man’s Bar, located just below the Snake River Outlook, to Moose Village. This raft trip, floated entirely within Grand Teton National Park, covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River within the entire Jackson Hole Valley.
During the excursion, there will be several speakers. You'll learn about the history of Grand Teton National Park and how NPCA is protecting the land, water and air within this beautiful national park.
· Did you know that it was 30 years in the making to protect the rivers?
· Did you know that the Snake River headwaters is a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System?
· Did you know that the government may auction large parcels of land within the park to the highest bidder?
· Did you know that oil and gas development directly affects the air quality in our national park?
NPCA wants to also explore ways that people can support the advocacy group's ongoing work to preserve Grand Teton National Park, and support the mission of the National Park System.
For more information about NPCA’s Protecting the Lands & Rivers of Grand Teton National Park Field Trip or to R.S.V.P., please visit www.npca.org/gtevents or call 307-733-4680.
Traveler postscript: Thanks to Barker-Ewing Float Trips for helping NPCA make this trip possible.