Effects of winter linger into late June-

Roads, campgrounds closed this weekend. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole Daily.

An interesting sidelight of this story is that peregrine falcons have been “dive bombing” (stooping) climbers of Baxter’s Pinnacle near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in the Tetons (Grand Teton National Park). The area is now closed because the falcon are doing this to protect their eggs.

 

 

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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