Jackson Hole and Wyoming links:
- One of the world’s still-to-be-explored natural wonders is a massive arch deep in the Shoshone Forest. WyoFile’s Kelsey Dayton recounts the latest, not-so-successful attempt to get close to it.
- A related article in High Country News expounds on the allure of unpeopled places.
- Last winter’s natural wonder of a huge wind and snow storm knocked over 11 utility poles along the highway to Teton Village. Now it looks like the temporary poles will give way to a buried power line.
- In Apoc-Eclipse Jackson Hole 2017 TM news, we got nothin’ on Hopkinsville, Kentucky, which dubs itself Eclipseville. They are apparently at the very point that when the sun, Earth and moon form the straightest line, and are expected to host the half of the U.S. population that will not be in Jackson Hole. This Mental Floss article goes way beyond the Kentucky town and delves deep into all things Eclipse. Must read.
- Looking forward to Devon O’Neils upcoming Outside Magazine cover story on the PTSD suffered by some athletes who survive harrowing and/or tragic outdoor experiences.
- You know, I’ve always wanted to do the Grand Traverse – 10 peaks in the Tetons, 14 miles and more than 24,000 feet of elevation change – but I just didn’t have the right training regimen. Thanks to Rob Shaul at Mountain Tactical Institute, I’m all set.
- Kind of a reverse real estate story with a billionaire’s cabin in the woods being removed because it was being built on “a conservation easement protecting the Path of the Pronghorn, the only federally recognized wildlife migration route in the U.S.” Story on WyoFile by Angus Thuermer.