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A Life of Service

In 1973, Chuck Fidroeff’s military plane was spiraling toward the ground in a nosedive. Flying over Vietnam from Thailand, the EC-47’s engine failed and the plane crashed, killing two passengers. Fidroeff was one of the seven lucky survivors. Twelve years in the Air Force had earned him the handle “Double-O-Chuck.” After being unconscious for seven
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Encouraging Little Shredders

Joe “Mad Dog” Stevens gets directly to the point. “I genuinely feel like I have the best job in the world,” he says. As head coach for the Evolution Freeride program at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Stevens spends winters working with young local skiers and snowboarders. “We have a team of fantastic athletes, and we’re
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Spreading the Love

Wren Fialka learned the power of interconnectedness as a young girl when her mother started a gardening program in one of Washington, D.C.’s poorest areas. “The homeless people I met there touched my heart,” she says. “They had a certain type of courage, kindness, and authenticity. I wanted to ensure they were treated with respect.”
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Jackson Hole Gives Back

This issue of JHStyle focuses on local residents who make it their mission to give back to the community, whether that means bringing meals to seniors, helping people who are lost or injured in the backcountry, or encouraging kids to be their best—on and off the slopes. Reading these pages, it’s easy to see why
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Still Wild

With rugged mountaintops, free-flowing rivers, and bountiful wildlife, Jackson is a wild place. Much of the area’s wildness is a result of forward-thinking conservationists who worked to protect and preserve that area far before most modern people settled here. Just about every wild thing we enjoy in the area is influenced by the legacy of
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Living on the Wild Side

Widely known for his extreme skiing and birthday launches into S & S Couloir, “Wild Bill” Bowen is truly a multi-dimensional athlete. An expert spelunker and dedicated thru-hiker, his curiosity is insatiable. “I get in these ‘child Bill’ moods,” he says. “I’m on a constant search for the unknown.” Bowen splits his time between the
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The Edge of Impossible

Ryan Burke was biking up Teton Pass in 2014 when he had a revelation. He had already ran about 40 miles across the Teton Crest Trail, swam almost six miles around Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, and completed most of the 109-mile bike ride from Jackson known as “around the block.” He was
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Embracing the Wild

When a neighbor knocked on Tricia O’Connor’s door last winter, she wasn’t expecting to hear there was a mountain lion right behind her house feasting on an elk kill. O’Connor has worked as Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor for three years, and every say, she still marvels at the wildness of Jackson. “Wilderness is in your
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The Wyoming Way

Seeing the impossibly royal blue waters of Blue Miner Lake in the backcountry of the Gros Ventre Wilderness in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. Brian and Amy Taylor, owners of Grow Ventre Wilderness Outfitters, would argue it’s one that is even better from a vantage point atop a horse. A
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At Home in the Wild

If you stroll around Jackson and chat up just about anyone who’s been in the valley for at least a decade or two, chances are they will tell you it all started with a desire to live here for “one winter” or “one summer” and they somehow never left. This place has a unique pull
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