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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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A Wild Mountain Town

It seems like just yesterday when I stuffed my car with skis, a North Face backpack, and a Kenwood stereo system (all weighed down with a few milk crates of vinyl) and headed to the big city of Seattle to start a career in advertising. I never made it past Salt Lake City on that
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Inspired by Nature

Spending her childhood summers in Maine, Bronwyn Minton spent a lot of time exploring tide pools and became enthralled with the natural world. As a small child, she was fascinated by the negative space between a tree and its leaves, and she would often draw trees and use nature in her childhood sketches. “Early on,
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Painting the Scene

Erin Ashlee Smith’s vivid, surreal representations of the Tetons decorate murals, hats, t-shirts, and electrical boxes all around Jackson Hole, and they also adorn the walls of local coffee shops and restaurants. Armed with a background in graffiti, Smith moved to Jackson Hole from Arkansas in 2004 and began using her talents to create intriguing
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Snowshape Maker

When Mikey Franco traveled to Japan in 2010, he had hoped to spend his days snowboarding through Niseko’s legendary powder. But a back injury sidelined him and he could barely walk when he arrived. Snowboarding powder was unthinkable. He was traveling for snowboard company Burton, and his colleagues decided to take him to a
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Words from the Publisher

Japanese for artisan—more than a craft or technical skill-set; something completed with attitude and passion for the well-being of all. Last year, my wife and I embarked on a journey involving no travel: we lived in a trailer for 14 months while we gutted and remodeled an original 1940s log cabin. A longtime local
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