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 »
T.A. Moulton Barn Centennial Countdown & Lowdown
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott and the Moulton family would like to remind locals and visitors of the upcoming 100th anniversary celebration of the Thomas Alma Moulton barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, Saturday, July 20, 2013. Attendees are advised to be prepared for a day in the sun and bring sunscreen, sun hats, and shade umbrellas. Special Moulton Barn water bottles will be available for purchase, as an alternative to disposable water bottles.
Parking will be extremely limited at Mormon Row and on Antelope Flats Road. Consequently, anyone wishing to attend the centennial activities should park and ride. Buses will provide free shuttles to and from the Moulton Barn between 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a start from the Moose Post Office parking lot. As an added bonus, Big Red Tours is offering free shuttle service from the town of Jackson to the Mormon Road venue aboard their open-top, double-decker London bus. To ensure a seat, RSVPs are requested at 307.413.9946. The schedule is as follows:
Several activities will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The activities schedule is as follows:
All proceeds from the silent auction and raffle events held at the Moulton Ranch Cabins will benefit a T.A. Moulton Barn Centennial Preservation Fund managed by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Grand Teton Association.
For more information about the T.A. Moulton barn and life on Mormon Row, along with historic photos, please visit the Web at www.themoultonbarn.com.
Did You Know?
Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.