August 6, 2006 |
THE Grand Tetons held sway over me for 20 years -- before I set ever eyes on them. The breathtaking backdrop for a mythic American landscape has been etched on my consciousness since, as a 10-year-old, I sat mesmerized by a Saturday matinee showing of "Shane," an archetypal little-guy-versus-bully story. And the Jackson Hole, Wyo., landscape, personified by the overpowering Tetons, is as essential a character as any in the 1953 film.
May 3, 2007 |
The bodies of two climbers who apparently fell to their deaths on Grand Teton were recovered with the help of a helicopter, a park official said. "They were roped together," Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. "We still don't know what happened and how it happened." The two dead climbers were identified as Alan Rooney, 38, and Jonathan Morrow, 28.
January 8, 2004 |
A series of earthquakes shook the northwest part of the state near Grand Teton National Park, but there were no reports of damage. The strongest quake, at 12:51 a.m., registered a magnitude of 5.0 and was centered about 19 miles east-northeast of Jackson, said John Minsch, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo.
September 8, 2004 |
An experienced climber died on Grand Teton National Park's 11,618-foot Disappointment Peak when his rappel anchor failed and he fell 50 feet, officials said. Frank Olding, 40, of Seattle was part of a three-person climbing party that was ascending the peak's East Ridge, park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. His climbing partners were taken off the mountain by helicopter.
September 16, 2013 |
Grand Teton National Park is glorious in the fall, so what better way to appreciate it than with a new lodging-and-tour package that will take visitors to the park's back country in search of wildlife. The Wyoming Inn , near Jackson Hole's town square, and Eco-Tour Adventures have teamed up for this package that includes three nights' lodging and a full-day eco-tour for two, for $389.99 per person, double occupancy. Using four-wheel-drive vehicles, Eco-Tour guides will take guests through Grand Teton National Park to remote back-country habitats to search for moose, elk, black bears, bald eagles and other wildlife.
September 23, 2003
The carp-like Labeo scrape algae off a hippo in the documentary "Mzima: Haunt of the River Horse" set in Kenya. It opened the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival on Monday in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo.What began in 1991 as an obscure magnet for far-flung filmmakers, producers and distributors slowly has gained mainstream exposure. Accepting the 2003 Conservation Action Award on Thursday will be El Hadj Omar Bongo, who created a national parks system in Gabon.