Summer 2017

Stories from this Edition

Basecamp Adventures

Living Laboratory

At any one time, dozens of studies can be underway in Grand Teton National Park on topics ranging from climate change’s effect on glaciers, to American bullfrogs, pathway use, grizzlies, ancient culture, bighorn sheep, and even the park’s fire history. Researchers come from universities, a variety of agencies, and some are employed by the
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Highstyle Profile

Woodmencey Knows Weather

Jim Woodmencey is unassuming and kind, order and Arnold Palmer instead of a dry martini, and wears a Stio puffy instead of a tailored suit, but he is Jackson’s own James Bond of weather forcasting. When he’s not updating his MountainWeather.com website at 4 a.m. each morning, predicting avalanche conditions for heli-ski operations, or
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Highstyle Profile

The Way of Wildlife

LISA SAMFORD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL, BEGAN HER CAREER AS A JOURNALIST, BUT AFTER SHE SPENT A DECADE WORKING IN THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY, HER INTEREST TURNED TO FILM. “My boyfriend was a cameraman and he was having so many great adventures,” Samford says. “I was just drawn to it.”
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Inspire

Vertical Vision

On a concrete corner in Jackson, a three-story greenhouse is on its way to producing 100,000 pounds of produce per year, including lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, basil and microgreens. You heard that right: some of the most nutritionally dense produce in Jackson grows right next to the parking garage downtown. This produce, which would typically
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Features

Solar Spectacle

Science lovers from around the world will gather in Jackson on August 21 to witness what Teton Skies astronomer Ryan Hennessy calls “the biggest astronomical event of our generation For just over two minutes on August 21, the moon will fully cross in front of the sun, producing the first total solar eclipse visible in
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Highstyle Profile

Avian Innovator

All-night field excursions are just part of the job for Teton Raptor Center senior avian ecologist Bryan Bedrosian. To conduct research, he spends countless hours in the backcountry and skis long distances tracking birds. He often faces difficult travel conditions and avalanche risks. “One night I spent the entire night out trying to capture
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