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Huckleberry season or Trailside Munchies

It s Huckleberry season! The delicious little berries are just starting to ripen, so are the wild strawberries. These make for delays while hiking since you simply must stop to nibble. There are lots of great huckleberry patches around the valley, everyone has their favorite. My fingers are always stained purple this time of year from berry-picking. Last year even my dog figured out what I was doing and helps himself to berries (and leaves and twigs, he s not quite as picky). The strawberries are so fragrant it took me two days hiking the same trail to figure out that the strong strawberry smell wasn t the teenage girl s strawberry lip-gloss who walked by with her family it was really strawberries! Your fingers smell like strawberry for hours after picking them yum. The Indian Paintbrush, Fireweed and my favorite, the Harebells are out in force really pretty wild flower display this year thanks to all our moisture earlier. Of course Fall is kind of in the air we actually had frost in the valley yesterday morning (36 degrees on my deck) but then it warmed up to the low 80s in the afternoon. It wasn t heavy enough to damage anything, my little vegetable patch is still hanging in there and the tomato plant (that didn t get rolled into the garage oops!) seems just fine. This morning was 15 degrees warmer, not a cloud in the sky another Blue-bird day in Jackson Hole. The moon is putting on a show right now too last night it was full with clear skies and provided enough light to throw the ball for the dog at 10pm. Huckleberries still on the bush
1 comments    |    Posted by Dana on Aug 14, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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Jackson Hole Winter at the Mid Point

It's the middle of winter in Jackson Hole and the first half of the season has been a snowy success.  With over 300 inches of natural snow fall to date at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort   the outlook for the second half of the season looks bright.  The Snow King Resort has followed suit with Ski Races, Snow Tubing and new Beginner Terrain and Ski School Area.  But, as we look towards the second half of the season it's nice to step out and enjoy a few winter activities other than roaring down one of our world class ski areas on Skis or Snowboard.  The IPSSSDR (International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race) took off from the Historic Jackson Hole Town Square on January, 28th.  The crowd gathered enjoyed close up interaction with the dogs and their mushers as well as live music from Screen Door Porch , dog treats from Pedigree and a choice of different food and beverage outlets. As the days start to get a bit longer and the nights not quite so cold its a good time to put on those yaktrax and try winter running or put away the downhill skis for a day and try skate skiing or cross country skiing.  Cross country skis are a great way to visit the Grand Teton National Park or any of the land around Jackson Hole.  For those leaving the downhill skis behind, but still looking for a little speed a Snowmobile may be the way to spend an afternoon.  Many winter guests enjoy a Snowmobile trip to Yellowstone a once in a lifetime trip.   It's always nice to take a mid season break and try some different activities, but don't forget there is still plenty of winter on tap and we hope to see another 300 inches of the white stuff!  The Snow King Resort welcomes the Outrageous Air Show February 18th and 19th.  The 2011 World Championship Snow King Hill Climb blasts off March 24th for another weekend of snowmobile madness. The skiing is some of the best in years, the days are starting to get longer and Jackson Hole and the Snow King Resort will be hosting events throughout the winter.
2 comments    |    Posted by Jim on Feb 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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Fresh Snowfall!

Surprise Snowfall! We ve gotten anywhere from 4 to 6 today on Snow King and I just got to ski it FUN! Nice little afternoon break from work. It started snowing a little before Noon?¦and just kept snowing harder. Watching it build up out the lobby windows quickly turned from look at it snow! to being unable to take it anymore. A quick dash home to change into ski gear, dart over to the hill and wow it was REALLY snowing! A good 5 on last night s freshly groomed lanes and the off piste powder was great. Bouncing off little bumps, landing your turn in 6 of soft powder snow and then do it again. Finally it was time to head back to the desk?¦ best lunch break I ve had in a long time. It s going to be a great Winter!
0 comments    |    Posted by Dana on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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