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‘Cloud dance’ over Tetons draws eyes skyward

A 'cloud dance' over the Grand Teton captured the attention of many this week in Grand Teton National Park.

Residents around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks often fall into a rut of taking for granted the rare and amazing natural resources in their own backyards. So it's no surprise when a grizzly bear, gray wolf or bull moose serves as a reminder of how special it is to live at the doorstep of an iconic national park. But clouds? Apparently, clouds were a major attraction Thursday in Grand Teton National Park, as an unusual cloud formation put on a dazzling show that sent visitors and veteran National Park Service employees scrambling for cameras and staring skyward. Continue Reading →

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New web feature lets you ‘climb’ Grand Teton with finger-clicking ease

A climber on the summit of the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park surveys the Jackson Hole valley below.

If you've always wanted to climb the Grand Teton, but just haven't quite gotten around to it yet, don't worry. Now you can do it online. Add bagging an iconic peak in a picturesque national park to the long and growing list of chores folks can accomplish via the Internet, thanks to a new multimedia "eClimb" developed by Grand Teton National Park. Cyber-athletes can click their way to the Grand’s 13,770-foot summit via a web-based interactive feature and make the exhausting trek without breaking a sweat. Continue Reading →

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Picturing Summer: 16 Solstice Images From Yellowstone and Grand Teton

In honor of the arrival of summer, Yellowstone Gate sent photographers Janet White of and Ruffin Prevost into Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, respectively, to capture a full day's worth of images on Friday, June 21. The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year. Continue Reading →

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Climber dies after falling into icy water on descent from Grand Teton

A search and rescue helicopter lands at the Jenny Lake rescue cache near Lupine Meadows in Grand Teton National Park in this 2012 file photo, after completing a short-haul extraction of an imperiled climber from the Teewinot Mountain area.

A Colorado man died Thursday after falling into icy water during his descent form a successful climb to the summit of Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park. Gary Miller, 55, from Colorado Springs, Colo. was descending from the Lower Saddle of the Grand Teton on Thursday afternoon when he slipped on snow and slid into a pool of icy water in the North Fork of Garnet Canyon. Continue Reading →

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10 sunny summer sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Summer has arrived in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and sightseers and photographers are out in force to take in the great sights all across both parks. Finding wildlife during the hot, sunny days of summer can be trickier than in fall or spring, especially as crowds grow and the parks get busier. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton heads focus on cutting costs, raising revenues

Federal budget cuts required under the Congressional sequester will result in relatively minor cuts in services this summer for visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. But park managers say they are not optimistic about the financial outlook for next year and beyond. Continue Reading →

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10 fantastic Instagram photos of Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks

The U.S. Department of Interior has been showing off your public lands and wildlife over the last several months with an amazing collection of photos on the agency's Instagram feed. While there's no doubt America's national parks and other wild places lend themselves to terrific snapshots, the quality of images on the Interior Department's Instagram feed is surprisingly fantastic. Continue Reading →

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