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Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Grand Teton National Park! • Volunteers and park staff completed 190 ft of buck and rail fencing and 2/10 of a mile of trail decompaction. Thanks for all the hard work! • How are you enjoying National Public Lands Day? #NPSVolunteer #MyGrandTeton #FindYourPark #NPLD NPS Photo (cja)
At Menor's Ferry Historic District, not only could you explore what life was like in the early 1900's, but also explore the story of how Grand Teton National Park came to be. Inside Maud Noble's cabin, the woman who would eventually purchase Menor's property in 1918, interpretive signs tell the political history of Grand Teton National Park and the voices and actions of those who worked to protect it. • #mygrandteton #findyourpark #history • NPS Video/G. Lemen
Happy #NationalPublicLandsDay from Grand Teton! How are you enjoying your public lands today? (JB) #findyourpark #mygrandteton Photo courtesy of J. Bonney
Want to know what life was like for a homesteader? Check out Bill Menor's Cabin in the Menor's Ferry historic district. Menor (pronounced "meen-er") was a loner type who came to Jackson Hole in 1894. Technically, Menor was a "squatter" on the land but the property would eventually be his. He operated Menor's Ferry in Moose, WY which was the only Snake River crossing for 20 miles north and south. His ferry played a critical role in opening the valley to settlement* which would eventually lead to discussions of how to protect this land. • • • *White European settlement; there is human history in our park dating back to 11,000 years ago. • #findyourpark #mygrandteton #fallcolors #sciencebehindthebeauty • NPS Photo/G. Lemen
Every year, we share photos and talk about the changing colors in Grand Teton National Park. And every year, visitors (and rangers) admire the beautiful orange, yellow, and red colors that paint the trees throughout the park in September. Photographers flock to capture the brilliant hues juxtaposed against a dramatic mountain background and artists attempt to replicate the autumn glow. The transition of the leaves from summer to fall goes far beyond beauty though. We are in fact witnessing a transformative process. Just as the Jackson Hole Valley prepares for winter, so do our trees. Stay tuned this week for more posts about the science behind the beauty of fall colors. ***wait until the end 🏔🍂🌲*** • • • #findyourpark #mygrandteton #fallcolors #sciencebehindthebeauty • NPS Video/G. Lemen
"Over these seemingly changeless mountains, in endless succession, move the ephemeral colors of dawn and sunset and of noon and night, the shadows and the sunlight, the garlands of clouds with which storms adorn the peaks, the misty rain-curtains of afternoon showers." -Fritiof Fryxell Video Courtesy of A. Falgoust (aef)
As you wander down the trail, don’t forget to look up once in awhile! (KM) #mygrandteton #fallcolors #findyourpark NPS Photo/ K. Morrissey
Don't forget! This Saturday, September 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day and in recognition, fees will be waived to all sites of the National Park Service. • Join in on the day! • Volunteers are invited to join park staff to work on the Taggart Lake trail from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m. Work will include construction of buck and rail fencing and trail de-compaction and maintenance with light to moderate physical activity. All ages and skill levels are encouraged. Volunteers will need to bring water for the day, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes, and clothing to match the weather. Work gloves, tools, and safety equipment will be provided and all volunteers will receive a voucher that can be used for a one-time entry into any public land site that charges an entrance fee. • Those interested in volunteering should register by contacting Angela Timby at (307) 739-3379 or angela_timby@nps.gov in order for tools and vehicles to be coordinated.For more information, please visit: http://go.nps.gov/1upymd • #NPSVolunteer #MyGrandTeton #FindYourPark #NPLD • NPS Photo (cja)
There are currently several fires burning within the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Smoke plumes are visible from the park when looking across the Jackson Hole Valley. This morning's sunrise illuminated the smoky sky. Right now conditions are extremely dry, as we have not received an appreciable amount of rain since August. Use extreme caution when having campfires within the area. Ensure that all campfires are completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them unattended. Video Courtesy of A. Falgoust (aef)
One of the most frequently asked questions that we get here in Grand Teton National Park is, "Where can I see a moose?" "Moose Ponds!" is a common answer. Moose Ponds provides excellent habitat and forage for moose, making it an ideal location to find one! To access Moose Ponds, park at South Jenny Lake and follow the trail around the southern portion of the lake for just over a mile. This hike can be done on your own, or you may join a ranger for a guided hike! The Moose Ponds ranger-led hike leaves the Jenny Lake Visitor Center at 8:30 am daily from now until September 23rd. Where have you seen moose in Grand Teton National Park? NPS Video / A. Falgoust (aef)
It's hard to beat the experience of a Teton ⛰️ sunrise 🌞 while out on the trail in the fresh morning air with calm, still waters in Grand Teton National Park. Share what you love about Grand Teton National Park using the hashtag #MyGrandTeton and tag a friend you would like to share the experience with! • NPS Photo/C. Adams (cja)
"At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear." -Norman Maclean Tag someone you would want share this sunrise with! #mygrandteton Photo Courtesy of A. Falgoust (aef)
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