The most unnerving moment of my climb to the summit of Grand Teton in its namesake national park in Wyoming came on the way down via the Owen-Spalding Route. We had come to the point where you have a free rappel of about 100-120 feet, and after the guide tied me into the rappel line and checked my harness and rappel device, I took a step back toward the brink of the cliff, only to have him shout, "Wait, wait," and then proceed to retie the gear.
Grand Teton National Park
A climbing guide leading a party down from the summit of the Grand Teton fell about 2,400 feet to his death Saturday.
Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
The Robin’s egg blue poster with the bold block lettering was stained, worn, faded, and even tattered a bit around the edges. It promoted ranger programs (“a free government service”) at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and is one of a unique set of posters that artists from the Works Progress Administration created in the late 1930s and early 1940s to draw interest to our national parks.
Fires, fire danger, and pretty big crowds will greet visitors in some corners of the National Park System this holiday weekend, and park officials are asking for both patience and great care while you're enjoying the parks.
Two bears died Sunday in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after they were struck by vehicles. The first, an adult female black bear, was struck on U.S. Highway 89 north of the Deadman’s Bar Road Junction around 7:30 p.m. The second, a male grizzly bear cub of the year, was hit later the same evening on the North Park Road (U.S. Highway 89) between the Pilgrim Creek Road Junction and Colter Bay Junction.
A two-pronged approach has been mounted to purchase 640 acres of land contained within two tracts of state land that lie within Grand Teton National Park from the state of Wyoming for $46 million.
As part of National Parks Traveler's Centennial Series, a collection of papers and essays commemorating the National Park Service Centennial, Chelsea Skoject, a natural resources conservation student on track to graduate in 2017 from the University of Florida Natural Resources Conservation, explores the question of who will preserve national park landscapes in the future.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, just north of Jackson, Wyoming, is joining the centennial celebration of the National Park Service by hosting a number of park-themed exhibitions and events this summer.
A comprehensive, multi-year overhaul of amenities around Jenny Lake, the most visited destination in Grand Teton National Park, will have a much larger impact on visitors this summer, with limited parking, a temporary visitor center, and rerouted or closed trails.