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Grand Teton pathways to close during construction

Construction will soon begin on the next phase of Grand Teton National Park’s shared-use pathway system. The new pathway segment (1.25 miles from Moose Junction to Antelope Flats Road) is expected to be completed by late fall 2015 and open for public use in spring 2016. In addition, intermittent closures of the 14.5 miles of existing park pathways will occur through mid-October to allow for application of a sealant material and for safety improvement work. Continue Reading →

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Jackson Hole celebrates pathway completion, National Elk Refuge centennial

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speaks Saturday at the centennial celebration for the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyo. (Yellowstone Gate/Ruffin Prevost - click to enlarge)

Two celebrations of public lands projects in Jackson Hole last week drew dignitaries from across the spectrum of state, local and federal governments, and both were praised as models of cooperative efforts that have made local landscapes more livable and sustainable. The recent completion of the second phase of a multipurpose pathway connecting the Wyoming communities of Moose and Jackson was marked by separate events at both ends of the pathway. Also, the National Elk Refuge, spanning from the northern end of Jackson to the southern end of Grand Teton National Park, marked its centennial. Continue Reading →

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A look at the Grand Teton multipurpose pathway system

Earlier this year, work was completed on a second section of the Grand Teton National Park multipurpose pathway, and public officials will hold a celebration Aug. 9 to mark the milestone. Bikers, inline skaters, joggers and others can now travel from park headquarters at Moose, Wyo. to Jackson via the pathway. For park visitors unfamiliar with the pathway, here's a look at some of the details on the rules and restrictions from park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs. The video, posted by 22Local in 2009, when the first segment was set to open, offers a look at what the pathway system is like. Plans call for continuing expansion of the system to connect with additional pathways as funds become available. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton set to celebrate completion of second phase of multipurpose pathway

Bicyclists pedal through a mix of snow and freezing rain south of Moose Wednesday on a newly opened segment of the multipurpose pathway in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

Members of the public are invited to join local dignitaries in taking a celebratory ride next week on the recently completed second phase of the multipurpose pathway near Moose, Wyo. in Grand Teton National Park. The special community event Thursday, Aug. 9 will help publicize a federal initiative called America’s Great Outdoors, and mark the completion earlier this year of the park’s pathway segment that links up with a Jackson Hole Community Pathway leg originating in Jackson, Wyo. Continue Reading →

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Proposed law could ban bicyclists from some roads in Grand Teton National Park

A paved multipurpose pathway that stretches eight miles through part of Grand Teton National Park has received high marks from bicyclists since it opened in 2009, but some of those same bikers worry that a proposed federal law may force them off the adjacent highway and require them to use only the pathway. The situation is not unique to Grand Teton. A pending federal transportation spending bill, dubbed the "mandatory sidepath law" by opponents, would require cyclists to use paved bike paths on any federal lands where the path is within 100 yards of a federal road with a speed limit of 30 mph or higher. Continue Reading →

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