Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
40 Days to 40 Years
About This Blog
August 25, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the designation of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (JODR). In commemoration of this anniversary, we will be posting daily blog entries for the 40 days leading up to the anniversary. These posts will feature hikes, history, wildlife, and other interesting tidbits relating to the JODR. We will also highlight John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s extensive philanthropy in the Jackson Hole valley and contributions to conservation.
July 19, 2012
Did You Know?
Did you know that pikas harvest grasses so they can survive the long cold winter? These small members of the rabbit family do not hibernate, but instead store their harvest as “haystacks” under rocks in the alpine environment.