Grand Teton National Park

Uprooted Tree Sends Two Men into Snake River, Grand Teton National Park Rangers to the Rescue

Swift currents and an uprooted tree proved a tricky combination for two Wyoming men, who found themselves needing a rescue from Grand Teton National Park rangers after their boat capsized in the Snake River.

Nice Variety of Special Activities at Grand Teton National Park in the Coming Week

Folks heading to Grand Teton National Park in the coming days will have a nice selection of ranger-led activities to partake in, ranging from canoeing to full moon hikes.

Grand Teton Music Festival, With Grand Teton National Park Backdrop, Opens Next Week

When it comes to great outdoor music venues it's hard to beat the majestic backdrop of Grand Teton National Park. Beginning next week, park visitors will be able to enjoy that backdrop as the Grand Teton Music Festival visits the park.

Would Year-Round Access To Old Faithful Compromise Yellowstone National Park's "Frontier"?

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
In Dances With Wolves, Lt. John Dunbar requests a posting on "the frontier" because he "wants to see the frontier before it's gone." It's not too difficult to put Yellowstone National Park, between the months of December and April, as being on the last frontier of the Lower 48.While it would be relatively easy to maintain wheeled-access to Old Faithful year-round, with apparently few environmental consequences, should we shrink what little "frontier" we have left in the National Park System?
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Faces Behind The Work at Grand Teton National Park

A lot of work goes into maintaining a national park for visitors. At Grand Teton National Park, for instance, there are trails to maintain, roads and fences to repair, and backcountry crews to supply. This short video provides some insights into those jobs.

ReserveAmerica Can't Find a National Park Campground It Likes

ReserveAmerica, the company that manages camping reservations for the National Park System and other federal agencies, can't seem to find a national park campground it likes. In listing its "Top 100 Family Campgrounds," the company doesn't cite a single national park campground.

Updated: Phone App Reviews: Chimani's Acadia and Nomad's Great Smoky Mountains

The number of national park phone applications recently grew by two, with Chimani's Acadia National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park guide(s) recently sent to market by Nomad Mobile Guides. We recently test drove both. Here's what we found.

With A Growing Number of National Park Phone Apps, What Should You Expect?

Like it or not, we are indeed becoming a society tethered to our electronics. If anyone doubts that this is the "information age," know that recent surveys estimate that nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population carries a smart phone in their pocket or purse.
Dream Hikes Coast to Coast: Your Guide to America In Dream Hikes Coast to Coast author Jack Bennett has done something more than a few folks would like to do: Head out on some great hikes, and then write about them. In assembling his hiking list, he took an approach that is both laudable...and disappointing.

Cattle Drive Could Slow Traffic in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday

They'll be rounding them up and moving them out Saturday morning in Grand Teton National Park, which means you could encounter traffic delays near Moran Junction for a while.

With National Parks As the Draw, Luxury Railroad Plans 2011 Debut

How much would you pay to ride a luxury train across the Western landscape with stops at Crater Lake, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton national parks? Two-hundred dollars a day? Five-hundred-dollars? More than $1,000?

Luxury Lodging in Our National Parks

Lodging in America’s national parks ranges from barebones tent cabins to fashionable lodges with upscale amenities. Choose the former and you may well end up with an evening meal of grilled hot dogs, pork and beans, a bag of Fritos, and a six-pack of Bud Light. Splurge on the latter and you could enjoy an evening with a gourmet meal accompanied by fine wine.

Healthy U.S. Ecosystems Draw International Nature Pilgrims

Meet a pilgrim — a nature pilgrim — a woman who traveled to the backyard of America to set eyes on a species that long ago was extinguished from her homeland archipelago. Julie Askew could have selected hundreds of other pretty destinations in the U.S. She could have also gone to Disneyland, but she selected Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks—and their stunning surrounding environs—because the wildlife predators are HERE.

Planning To Visit Grand Teton National Park? Here's Your Road Construction Schedule

With roads in Grand Teton National Park opening this week for the summer season, it'll be easier to navigate the park than in winter. But...there are some road projects on tap that could slow your travels. Here's the latest list.
In a conclusion that might not seem to be too surprising, U.S. Geological Survey researchers have found that rural development in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem threatens the future of grizzly bear populations.

Grand Teton National Park Foundation Provides $2.4 Million For Auditorium at Craig Thomas Discovery Center

Nearly $2.4 million is being raised by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation to pay for the construction of a 154-seat auditorium at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in the national park.

Bears Are Out and About in Grand Teton National Park

Spring visitors to Grand Teton National Park, here's your warning: the park's bears are out, about, and hungry.

Spring Is A Good Time To Be Thinking About River Trips In the National Park System

Snowmelt's running around the National Park System, which makes it a perfect time to start thinking about paddling trips in the parks. Here are some ideas, and contacts, that can help you get wet in the months ahead.

Jane Goodall, Tom Mangelsen Choose Hope Over Spite

In the language of conservation biology, there is a term called “the Lazarus Syndrome.” It pertains to a species, written off as extinct, that later is found to exist. Today, ornithologists are debating and hoping that the near-mythical Ivory-billed woodpecker might qualify.

Reader Participation Survey: How Much Local Control Should Be Exerted Over National Parks?

Should there be more uniformity across the National Park System when it comes to regulations pertaining to such activities as air tours, mountain biking, and personal watercraft use, just to name three sensitive issues?
National Geographic Park Profiles: Yellowstone Country Though no doubt driven by marketing aspirations, the National Geographic Society has rereleased three books that will take you into the heart of some iconic national parks.

How Will Wildfires Impact The National Park Landscape This Summer?

Winter has been pretty fluky across the United States, with heavy snows taking aim at the Mid-Atlantic and Sierra states, cold weather diving deeply into the Southeast, torrential rains hitting the Northeast, and quick warming baking the Midwest. With such a mix, what might we expect from the coming wildfire season across the National Park System?

Biologist Cain reflects on Grand Teton National Park Wildlife Adventures

The work of Grand Teton National Park’s senior wildlife biologist has received much-deserved recognition with a regional National Park Service award for excellence. The honor also is a victory for applied, hand’s-on ecology.

Strutting Sage Grouse Lead to Temporary Closures at Grand Teton National Park

A temporary access closure has been implemented in Grand Teton National Park from now until mid-May to protect sage grouse during their mating period.

Is There Economic Value to That National Monument in Your Backyard?

Muley Point sunset, copyright QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks
While some politicians have rushed to condemn preliminary talks within the Interior Department over whether President Obama should designate any national monuments, past performance shows these establishments can bolster the surrounding economy.

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Named Acting Intermountain Region Director

The superintendent of Grand Teton National Park has been appointed acting-regional director for the Intermountain Region.

Architect of Grand Teton National Park's Visitor Center Receives Highest Honor

Imagine being named in the same breath with Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry? That's the honor bestowed on Peter Bohlin, an architect who envisioned the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center that opened in Grand Teton National Park in 2007.

Some Biologists Envision Wolves Controlling Elk in More National Parks, Others Say That's Impractical

There was a paper that zoomed around cyberspace a couple weeks ago, one that roamed far and wide, not unlike a young wolf seeking a territory of its own. It gathered speed as it was flicked around the Twittersphere because it focused on two subjects that captivate more than a few people -- national parks, and wolves.
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Dining At The Parks: Elk Chili From Grand Teton National Park's Signal Mountain Lodge

Winter is one of the best seasons -- if not the best -- for chili. Whether you opt for a vegetarian version, or the Elk Chili from Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, sitting in front of a roaring fire with a bowl of chili and a loaf of crusty bread is hard to beat.
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