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Artistic Wild Man

Born in a small Alaskan fishing village called Aleknagik, with a population of just 219, Derek Collins learned a lot about the outdoors from a young age. Growing up, Collins and his family would travel to Bristol Bay via boat to harvest fish. He spent his summers setting up dryinig racks to hang salmon and
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Get Wild

Jackson is a wild place. Why not head out and see for yourself? Outdoor adventures abound in this mountain town, so get outside and explore. Be sure to take appropriate precautions for recreating outdoors and have all the skill, knowledge, and equipment necessary for a safe trip. Also, be aware of potential dangers, including rapidly
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Keeping it Wild

With free-flowing rivers and abundant wildlife, Jackson is a pretty wild place. Conservation groups are working hard to keep it that way, from reducing conflict between humans and wildlife to protecting area waterways. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, a landmark piece of legislation that works to protect
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The Lunch Counter Surf Club

In the belly of the Snake River Canyon, on the river’s largest rapid, exists an unlikely surfer’s paradise. A wave called the Lunch Counter rises over five feet high when conditions are just right. “That section of river is a truly sacred place,” longtime surfer Max Mogren says. “It’s like church on the river.” Crowds
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All in the Family

In the spring, when the Snake River runs high, the rapid known as Lunch Counter can offer whitewater rafters enormous swells. Later in the season, when the river flows are lower, Big Kahuna, a rapid you might have peacefully floated over in the spring, offers frothing swells up to 7 feet high. That’s the thing
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Sharing the Outdoor Lifestyle

Jacob Urban has a birthday tradition. On the day before his birthday, he climbs the Grand Teton, hoping to best his time from the previous year. This year, to celebrate his 47th birthday, he went from car to summit to car in less than six hours, and he thinks he can knock it below
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Embracing Adventure

Sitting on a mountaintop in the Italian Dolomites alongside world-renowned photographer Chris Figenshau, waiting for the late Teton Gravity Research athlete Erik Roner to ski-base jump from a 1,000-foot cliff, may be an unusual way to start a business. But for Marvin Howard, drawing creativity from experiences like this is second nature. The longtime
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A Tail-Wagging Good Time

Tucked away on Granite Creek Road, off the grid from the hustle and bustle of everyday Jackson life, eight-time Iditarod veteran Frank Teasley tends to his troupe of 187 dogs. “I started out living out here in a wall tent with seven dogs in 1981,” he recalls. Now, his operation has grown to be
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10 Winter Favorites

Jackson Hole is a winter-lover’s paradise. Any visitor will find more to do here than they can possibly fit into a single trip. Here are 10 of our favorite winter activities to get a running start of your vacation. 1. SKI JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT There’s a reason Jackson Hole is frequently listed as
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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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