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Basecamp Adventures

Cast Your Fly Where the River Runs

EACH YEAR LIKE CLOCKWORK A REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATION OVERCOMES JACKSON HOLE. AS BRISK SPRING DAYS GIVE WAY TO THE STIRRINGS OF SUMMER, THE LAST SNOWY VESTIGES OF WINTER GRADUALLY DISAPPEAR. AS THOUGH RELEASING THEIR GRIP, THE VALLEY’S SNOWFIELDS SLOWLY RECEDE, BREATHING FRESH LIFE INTO THE SURROUNDING RIVERS AND LAKES. This perennial scene whispers something of a
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Inspire

Wild and Untrapped

ARTIST TERRY CHAMBERS PAINSTAKINGLY DISASSEMBLED EACH OF THE TRAPS, ONE BY ONE, PULLING APART UP TO 16 PIECES AND CAREFULLY LAYING THEM OUT. THESE TRAPS AND SNARES WERE DESIGNED TO TRAP AND KILL ANIMALS, BUT CHAMBERS IS FINDING A NEW USE FOR THEM AS COMPONENTS IN ARTWORK TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT TRAPPING. USING SOLELY TRAP
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Nightlife

Summer Sippin’

CAM FITZPATRICK AND RENÉ WOODMENCEY ARE ON A MISSION TO MAKE SURE NO WEDDING OR EVENT RUNS OUT OF BOOZE THIS SUMMER, AND THEY HOPE THEIR NEW MOBILE BAR SERVICE WILL ACHIEVE JUST THAT. BOTH BORN AND RAISED IN JACKSON HOLE—WOODMENCEY’S FATHER IS THE LOCAL WEATHERMAN, AND FITZPATRICK’S DAD IS A LONGTIME SKI PATROLLER—THEY ARE
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Highstyle Profile

Fishing for Knowledge

Diana Miller might stop and peer under a few logs if she passes a creek while out horseback riding. She’s looking for fish. When she sees a car accident near a river, she thinks of the people involved, and also how the crash could impact the river if fuel or fluids leak from wreckage or
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Moonlight on the Mountains

Treating each child at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital costs an average of $425,000, a figure that includes housing, travel, and food, in addition to medical treatments, which can last three or more years. The hospital treats around 8,500 children for cancer and other diseases annually, and running the facility costs around $1 billion per
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Features

A Wilderness Tradition

In the remote Wyoming wilderness, below Pendergraft Peak, a small bronze plaque commemorates slim Pendergraft: “mountain man, game protector, and gentleman.” Outfitter Peter Linn is paying homage to the outdoorsman in another way: he named his new business Pendergraft Outfitters. “My great granddad homesteaded here around 1905, and he outfitted with Slim Pendergraft,” Linn says.
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A Western Heritage

“I’m passionate about protecting wildness,” John Turner says. “You steward your resources for the long run—I learned that as a rancher. We never know what critical role each part will play in sustaining all of us.” John and his brother, Harold, and their late brother, Donald, are the third generation of Turners to have lived
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Features

Home in the Wild

When people come to Jackson, whether to enjoy a vacation or build a life, they aren’t coming for the skyscrapers. People come here to see the area’s iconic natural beauty and immerse themselves in nature. Protected lands, both public and private, allow people to savor the natural world, whether by climbing a peak in Grand
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Service with a Smile

Every Tuesday, Anne Schuler arrives at the Senior Center around 11:30 a.m. When she gets there, she checks her route sheet to see how many deliveries she has scheduled that day and loads her car with healthy, hearty meals. As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, Schuler delivers around a dozen meals each week along her
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Teton Valley

Helping Hands

Betsy Hawkins came out West for the first time when she was nine years old, and she was hooked. “I threw a snowball on my birthday in mid-June,” she says. “I knew I would come back one day.” Originally hailing from Woodbury, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Hawkins now serves as Teton
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Teton Valley

Animal Whisperer

While many rabbit owners prefer to keep their furry, plant-eating pets in some variation of a cage, Aska Langman’s rabbits once lived in an unconventional location in her New York city home: the bathtub. Today, some of the critters under Langman’s care, like foster kittens and chicks, also spend time in the bathtub of her
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Basecamp Adventures

Riding the Wave

For Ali Kalenak, there were two major turning points in her life. The first happened in may 2013 when her twin sister suddenly passed away in Charleston, South Carolina. Ali was living in Jackson at the time, completing her second nursing degree at the university of Wyoming, and living with her then-boyfriend and their two
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JHStyle Catalogue

Artistic Intuition

Barbara Nowak claims she doesn’t have an artistic bone in her body, but she’s proud of her eye for art. “When I first opened the gallery 20 years ago I expected to carry the traditional Western and wildlife art, but as the gallery began to evolve, so indeed did the art,” she says. “I began
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Community Minded

Over 70 people packed town hall in response to a plan to rezone parts of Jackson in order to allow more hotels and commercial development. Some waved signs declaring “Housing not Hotels” and similar sentiments as they took turns sharing their opinions about the project, and voicing their concerns to their elected representatives, one by
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Nightlife

Musical Mastermind

Zach Singer was in fifth grade when he first picked up the electric guitar, jamming to Jimi Hendrix and other classic rock of the ’60s and ’70. By middle school, the budding Musician gave percussion a try, taking up the drums. The more time Singer spent playing Instruments, the more he fell in love with
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Highstyle Profile

Pet Partners

Megan Peterson, whose glossy photographs often grace the pages of our own JHStyle Magazine, leans down to give her dog, Quincy, a scratch on the head. When a toddler Wobbles by and reaches for Quincy’s soft fur, Megan reassures the boy’s mother. “Go Ahead,” she says. “He’s very friendly.” Peterson has always loved Australian Shepherds
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On the Road to Healing

When Brad Zolnowsky’s daughter, Sydney, was just 14 months old, she was diagnosed with a type of soft tissue cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. The cancer was just behind her cheekbone, and the family rushed to find the best treatment options for their little girl. Brad and Sydney’s mom, Megan, took their daughter to St. John’s Medical
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Teton Valley

Better with Butter

Marcos Hernandez and Amelia Hatchard had a big dilemma. After the dynamic duo behind Streetfood at the Stagecoach in Wilson moved over Teton Pass to Victor, Idaho, they realized their brunch options were limited in Teton Valley. As foodies, restaurant industry folk, and frequent late risers, they sensed this niche needed to be filled. The
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Features

Rescue Ready

Two winters ago, a man skiing the Maverick backcountry line in Grand Teton National Park had a heart attack. His wife called 911. When Jess King, supervisor for Teton County Search and Rescue, received the call, she got to work immediately. Time was ticking. Working with the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers and Teton County Search
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JHStyle Catalogue

All in the Family

As she brews coffee and lovingly chases her kids and dogs around the bright interior of her Victor, Idaho, home, Jackson native Jennifer Fay says, “I really miss getting to work in the shop with my mom.” Since having children of her own, Fay and her mom, Diana Gross, sometimes feel like ships passing in
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