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   March eNewsletter Features
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The Fans Are Going Wild: In Jackson Hole and beyond, our newly released Grand Teton video series is receiving rave reviews  

Wildlife Whereabouts: Grand Teton's bears are out and about!   

Event Recap: Video footage of Bigger, Steeper, Faster: the History of Teton Ski Mountaineering with Tom Turiano, Mark Newcomb and Brian Harder   

Springtime Park News: Road Openings and Waived Entrance Fees 

Discover Grand Teton Online: A dynamic website focused on Grand Teton   



Do you know what the term Alpenglow means?  Broaden your horizons with our newly released video, which features some of the year's most spectacular footage of natural phenomena in the park.  Day and Night in Grand Teton is the first installment in 'From Valley to Peak,' a series of videos recently completed by Jackson-based videographers New Thought Media.




The Foundation partnered with Grand Teton Association to commission  the project in an effort to highlight the natural wonders of Grand Teton through a medium that is both contemporary and accessible. The four minute videos showcase a selection of striking natural occurrences through artfully captured landscapes, time-lapses and insightful narration.  As summarized by Foundation President Leslie Mattson, "our effort to connect people to the park and to educate them about this amazing resource remains one of the most important components of our mission at the Foundation.  Projects like this are a great way to spread the wonders of Grand Teton to national park lovers far and wide."


 The three additional videos will be released on a monthly basis in April, May and June.  Look for them in these monthly eNewsletters or find them on our website!    



'From Valley to Peak' videos will soon be available as part of a mobile phone app!  

Check Grand Teton Association's website for information.  

  Wildlife Whereabouts: Special Edition 

This month's article features an update on one of Grand Teton's most popular "glamour mammals"--the bears!  A recent report from park officials confirmed that bears in and around Grand Teton appear to be coming out of hibernation.   This month's sightings of bears and their tracks reveal that they are currently wandering locations from Huckleberry Hill in the Rockefeller Parkway to Pilgrim Creek near Jackson Lake Lodge.  Read the full report of their springtime wanderings and habits here! 
It's a great time for everyone to brush up on bear awareness and safety measures. 
Take a moment to read the park's guidelines to recreating in bear country.

Learn about the Foundation-funded Wildlife and Natural Resource Initiative and the crucial research of black and grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars it enables. 



A history of ski mountaineering in the Tetons 



"Here we are again, giving air time to an activity that the majority of humans would consider an outrageous, fringe stunt that is downright selfish and crazy.  But there must be something to this game of ski mountaineering that brings so many of us back again and again to the mountains themselves and to venues like this."  


Tom Turiano couldn't have said it better.  And the venue to which he's referring? On Tuesday, March 20th, outdoor enthusiasts gathered at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center to attend a Foundation-hosted event on the evolution of Teton ski mountaineering.  The talk was given by Greater Yellowstone area ski pioneer Tom Turiano, premier endurance athlete Brian Harder, and Foundation board member, American ski mountaineer, and Marmot athlete and brand ambassador Mark Newcomb, each of whom offered an array of riveting stories and insightful reflections on the history of their sport.

Many thanks to our friends at KGB Productions for filming the event and making it possible for us to share the evening with those who could not attend!


Springtime Park News  


Grand Teton National Park road crews recently completed their annual spring plowing. Non-motorized activities such as hiking, biking, and inline skating are now permitted on the following roads:
  • Moose-Wilson Road from Granite Canyon to Death Canyon
  • Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge

The Teton Park Road and Moose-Wilson Road will open to vehicle traffic on Tuesday, May 1. 



National Park Week is coming up!  Take advantage of FREE entrance to Grand Teton and all other national parks during the week of April 21-29. 




Discover Grand Teton Online!  



This exciting, up-to-the-minute resource complements the park's existing website by highlighting the park's history, geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna as well as the Junior Ranger program.   

It's a fantastic reference for the entire family! 

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