August 8, 2010 |
Rolling through Jackson Hole on the way into Grand Teton National Park for the first time, I spotted a boy on the cycle path alongside the road. His family was a few yards behind him, and the Tetons were off to his left, their ragged, snowy peaks jutting above the Snake River and miles of meadow. The boy was taking it all in, his helmeted head tilted back. His legs were pumping. And his arms were off the handlebars, thrown out in scarecrow fashion. He was the King of the World, astride a shiny bike instead of a doomed ocean liner.
June 24, 2010 |
Grand Teton Brewing Black Cauldron Lagers and light ales for summer, dark brews in winter. That's as much an established principle — or cliché — as white wine with white meat, red wine with red. But for its summer seasonal, Grand Teton makes the very darkest sort of ale, a Russian imperial stout. Let's play along and see what it's up to. Black Cauldron pours very dark, practically black, with a dark tan head. It has a slight citrus and dried-fruit nose, but this beer is really about roasted flavors (from two varieties of caramel malt and a little bit of rauchbier -style smoked malt)
May 30, 2010
You can book a four-night stay at a mountain lodge within driving range of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and take 25% off the cost of the room. The deal: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, 16 miles from Grand Teton and 49 miles from the south entrance to Yellowstone, has a Spring Solitude package that takes a quarter off the cost of lodge rooms for a four-night stay. This is good for stays between now and June 21. Info: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, 27655 Highway 26 & 287, Moran, Wyo.; (866)
November 5, 2008 |
The number of snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks would be reduced 39% under a judge's ruling that the vehicles dirty the air and displace wildlife. The National Park Service proposed that 318 snowmobiles be allowed in Yellowstone per day and 50 be given access to Grand Teton. The public can comment until Nov. 17.
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March 3, 2008 |
Russell Dickenson, 84, who worked for the National Park Service for nearly 40 years and served as the agency's head during two administrations, died Feb. 19 of cancer at his home in Bellevue, Wash. He was named head of the service in 1980 during the Carter administration. He replaced William J. Whalen, who was fired by Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus after a stormy three years during which Whalen came under fire from conservation groups and park service employees complained of low morale.
April 29, 2007 |
The word camera means room, and a camera obscura is a darkened room with a lens set in the wall, or just a tiny hole, through which an inverted image of the world outside can be projected on the interior. Aristotle delineated the principle, and Leonardo da Vinci provided an early working diagram for a camera obscura, the device that Abelardo Morell employs in his photographs. For this picture, Morell rented a room with a view at a lodge.