Jackson Hole Journals

The Changing Climate of Grand Teton National Park

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A September 2005 trip to Jackson Hole by Slaney

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Quote: We arrived in hot sunshine, survived a 40ºF drop; and experienced thunder, lightening, snow, wind, and rain all in 2 days.

The Changing Climate of Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Tetons Photo, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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Our whole weekend was wonderful. We arrived in sun and experienced thunder, lightening, rain, wind and snow all in one weekend. The temperature dropped 40 degrees overnight.We felt honoured to be able to view wildlife in their natural habitat and were overjoyed when we spotted a bald eagle.At every bend in the road and every rise of a hill there is a different wonderful view—the place is so scenic, a photographers paradise.Quick Tips: My guidebook advises touring Teton National Park (when starting from the south) counter clockwise to return at the foot of the mountain range. I would advise making Jenny Lake and the boat trip your first stop before it gets busy.Take advantage of restrooms at v...Read More

49er Inn & Suites

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Hotel | "49er Inn & Suites"

49er Inn & Suites Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Situated on Pearl Street, in downtown Jackson a short walk away from Broadway, the main street, 49er Inn & Suites is a motel with outside as well as inside corridors.On checking in we were upgraded to a fireplace room free of charge, which consisted of two queen size beds, very large fireplace at one end, TV, small fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and bathroom. In place of a wardrobe was a hanging rail with coat hangers, and the room was very large and clean. A pile of logs were outside the door, so we assumed a fire could be lit if necessary.Our friends were in a similar room across the inside corridor. Both rooms had doors at either end giving access to both inside and outside co...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 1, 2006

49er Inn & Suites
330 West Pearl Avenue
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-7550

Silver Dollar Grill & Bar

Restaurant | "Silver Dollar Grill & Bar"

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Our first night in Jackson we "splashed out" by dining at the Silver Dollar, part of the Wort Hotel. We were lucky to get a table as it was very busy, but this did not affect the service which we could not fault. There are three parts to the restaurant. One is in the bar with live country music and where there are over 300, 1921 silver dollars inlaid and displayed. This bar is very popular with Jackson, and outlying area residents as well as the tourists, and is especially busy at weekends when there is live entertainment. The second is the Goldpiece Room, a more upmarket restaurant where reservations are required and the third is the Grill where we dined. For a total of $96 fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 1, 2006

Silver Dollar Grill & Bar
50 North Glenwood Street
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 732-3939

Village Inn

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The Village Inn is a typical American fast food diner, but unfortunately—it being a very busy Saturday night—was the only restaurant that had vacancies.The waiter rushed about taking orders, but accomplished very little. First of all there were three of our choices missing from the menu. The soup we ordered to start arrived barely warm, but we ate it. These starter plates were not cleared from the table and we struggled to find room for our main course plates.I ordered pot roast which was cold on arrival. It was taken away and reheated in the microwave (although I had been promised a fresh meal). The party of eight at the next table were waiting so long for their order, I would...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 1, 2006

Village Inn
100 South Flat Creek Drive
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-2171

Jenny Lake

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Attraction | "Jenny Lake Boat Shuttle"

Jenny Lake Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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The shuttle to Inspiration Point runs every 15 minutes (weather permitting) and costs $7.50 per adult for the round trip. The telephone number is (307) 734-9227.Our second trip on the boat, one of the first of the morning, was more successful and we landed at Cascade Canyon trailhead, at the other side of the lake safely.We made our way to the Hidden Waterfall on a broad track that wends its way gently at first up the hillside past fir trees covered in snow (looking like a Christmas card) and small waterfalls as the river makes its way down to Jenny Lake. There are signposts on the way and trails leading off the track. The 200 foot Hidden Waterfall is signposted and set back from the m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 1, 2006

Jenny Lake
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83012

Grand Teton National Park

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View from Signal Mountain Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Established in 1929, expanded in 1950 and situated in north west Wyoming, The Grand Teton National Park is a 50 mile long valley known as Jackson Hole surrounded by the Teton range, a 40 mile long mountain range. Grand Teton is 13,770 feet high and the range has 12 pinnacles over 12000 feet. The Snake River runs through the park giving advantage for water activities such as Fly Fishing, Kayaking and White Water Rafting.We entered at Moose Junction, paid our $20 entrance fee (valid for both Grand Teton and Yellowstone for 7 consecutive days) and made our way to Jenny Lake where our first and only full day in the park commenced with the boat trip on the lake. We bought our tickets, boarded the b...Read More

Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Jackson, with a population of 8647, is a tourist town popular with both winter and summer visitors alike. It is renowned for world class skiing and is in a very scenic location on the southern edge of the Grand Teton National Park, which adjoins Yellowstone National Park at the northern end. A very busy town, with wooden façade buildings and pavements giving the impression of a wild west town, the main feature is the square which has an arch of elk antlers at each of the four corners and in the summer months a mock gunfight is staged. As we were there after Labor Day we missed this event. There are shops to suit every taste, from souvenir to boutique and designer clothes to outdoor a...Read More