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Trumpeter Swans

This article by Mike Koshmrl on the valleys Trumpeter Swans,  appeared in the JH news & Guide. Half a century after they were nearly wiped out, trumpeter swans are holding steady in the Jackson Hole area. But drought, climate change and diminishing natural wetlands pose real threats, wildlife managers such as Wyoming Game and Fish Department nongame biologist Susan Patla believe. “The Jackson area has a stable population,” Patla said, “but it’s really […]

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The lady moon, a goddess bright,
With shoulders gleaming bare and white,
And stately head in rev’ry bowed,
Leans from her balcony of cloud
In the blue palace of the night.
Down peering from her queenly height,
She pours her soft, refulgent light
Upon a merry-making crowd–
The lady moon!
Andrew Downing

The Lady Moon

“The King”

  Snow King Mountain sits on Jackson’s southeast boundaries. By the early 1900s skiing was established as a way to get around the valley during the long winter months. As transportation improved, skiing changed from a necessity to winter recreation.The hill now known as Snow King offered an ideal location for skiing. It was conveniently located right in town, and its lower slopes were sparsely forested due to a forest […]

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