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.
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.
October 21, 2001
Douglas Trimborn, 10, of Thousand Oaks fishes from a picnic table in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park in this photo taken by his father, Bob, in August 2000. What may look like moody mist in the background is actually smoke from forest fires settling over Jackson Lake, Bob says. The Trimborns, including Bob's wife, JoAnne, and daughter, Claire, spent more than two weeks on an RV camping trip in the West. Besides fishing, they went boating, hiked and rode horses.
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.