On the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Encampment provides an off-the-beaten-path destination, perfect for solitude and hiking.
Unlike most Western “resort” towns, there is in Jackson the underlying reality that tourism will never completely wrest control here. Lycra will not replace leather.
The variety and challenge of mountain biking in greater Jackson Hole, Wyoming is as good as it gets.
Antelope Flats, about 12 miles from the heart of Jackson Hole, has plenty of connecting roadways and almost no traffic.
A map of greater Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Unlike many resorts, Jackson is a rugged mountain first, a ski area second. Skiers here are merely privileged visitors.
The evacuation involved lowering skiers three at a time with harnesses 210 feet to the ground.
Rising out of the desolate Wyoming plains, the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow Mountains was still blanketed with snow in early July.
The controversial wolf-reintroduction program is an historic milestone as wolves were wiped out of the Rocky Mountains earlier this century to protect sheep and cattle. Most environmentalists hailed the program as a step toward restoring a long-lost natural balance.