"I hope Jonathan Schechter can be the voice of the local workforce and help make the change that we need. There's no place like Jackson Hole, let's keep it that way."
Find out why local snowboarder and bartender @jessgoucher is voting for Jonathan Schechter for Jackson Town Council. www.js4jh.com/endorsements.
Wow! What a incredible evening talking with the younger generation of Jackson. You all are the key to preserving and protecting this unique community. Thank you to everyone who came out, your passion and drive is truly inspiring. #SustainWhatMatters#js4jh#GOTV#snakeriverbrewing
"What is your strategy to manage growth in Jackson Hole?": Didn't pick up a copy of yesterday's News & Guide? Head over js4jh.com/news to read the 2017 Compass and my 4 step process for how we should grow. #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
Teton County wildlife, recreation, and tourism is dependent on our snowpack. We can urge legislators to tackle climate change as well as reduce our own fossil fuels in our everyday life. The future of Jackson Hole depends on our actions today.
Read more @ js4jh.com/news #SustainWhatMatters#js4jh
I ALMOST didnt stop here to take a photo.
Little did I know I was going to be taking one of my favorite photos from the trip. I learned so many things trekking 4000 miles from Iowa out west.
Always stop, never rush, take in what's around you.
Day 10 - Jackson WY
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Snow day! After the hellacious 2015 snowmageddon in Boston, the last thing I thought I would ever miss, was snow. Our two winters in London we only saw flakes in the air, so time heals old wounds, I guess. 😂 Seattle did not exactly have a reputation for winter weather either, so for a then 13 year old doggah, he had to take advantage!
Up and out early, he had a few good zooms around the cabin, and rolling in the snow. After nine days in the car, this was his day! We then popped into town - haircuts, lunch, etc, but nowhere else to be. No loading and unloading the car. Finally, a day of leisure.
The sun was strong, so we made sure Brady got plenty of play time before the snow melted. It was like old times, divebombing into the snow, zooming around, and eating it like a snow cone. For a dog that came from the south, he certainly took took to the snow in Boston and did not forget it. After dinner in town, time again to relax. Wahoo!
Day 9 - Jackson WY
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After the previous long day through the Yellowstone wilderness, we thought we would rest. In reality, the weather forecast was not good. A first large snowfall was expected. With that, came the chance of road closures in the mountains and such. If it was bad enough the roads to Grand Teton may be closed. So, our first stop was at the gas station to get washer fluid and a snow brush for the car. We made our way north toward the park... fortunately it was not that far. We could see the west sky darkening and snow on its way.🏔 The rest of the day was pretty well spent in the car, save a quick walk at Jenny Lake. As big as the mountains are, it was a relatively small area to explore and the roads pretty much devoid of other people. If we saw animals or wanted to stop for pictures, we could stop wherever we wanted. Another great day.
That evening, it was back to the cabin. We went to the market, made some home cooked dinner, lit the fire, knocked back a few bottles of wine, and by 9pm, the long awaited first snow had started. ❄❄❄❄ #usa#usatravel#travel#visitwyoming#visitwy#grandtetonnationalpark#jackson#wanderlust#dogsthattravel#instalab#labradorretriever#instadogs
Day 8 - Cody WY - Jackson WY, 248 miles
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A much anticipated day, Yellowstone. Up and out of Cody early, it was westbound on US-14. The thing with driving, you just don't know what to expect along the way. The drive through Shoshone National Forest almost left Yellowstone anticlimactic. Stunning rock outcroppings, yellow autumn foliage, and towering cliffs were really unexpected. The scenery continued to change as we climbed higher. By the time we got to the east entrance of Yellowstone, we were back in the snow, and temps in the lower 20s. Winter was here... Yellowstone was pretty amazing, I don't know what else to say, other than I wished we had more time. We stopped did a counter clockwise trip around the Grand Loop, hitting most of the bigger sites. Old Faithful almost broke us, sitting out in the cold for almost 90 minutes...and so cold we pretty much saw a steam cloud. Woo.🙄 At that point, it was getting dark. Little did we realize, but the ride to Jackson would be so desolate. We made a quick stop at the Continental Divide...another goal post of our westward direction. All rivers now flowed was to the Pacific. Then 2.5 hours of what felt like an eternity of no cars on the road, no mobile service, no lights or buildings, and temps below 20. Arrival was so late the hotel office had closed. After a few calls, another 45 minute wait, we were in for the night with feef up by fireplace.
What.a.day. What was one of the shortest mileage days ended up being the longest, from door to door. 🤯😴🤧 .
Mosaic: The State of the Tetons Ecosystem would not have been possible without the our incredible Tetons 2020 participants. Let’s keep this momentum going to continue to preserve this unique place. #SustainWhatMatters#js4jh
Mosaic: The State of the Teton Ecosystem could not have been done without the support of our Tetons 2020 participants. Have you grabbed your copy? Head over to js4jh.com/news to for a free digital download. #SustainWhatMatters#js4jh
“Some places just aren’t getting snow like they used to, and snow is disappearing faster in the spring. River levels are dropping sooner in the summer, and July temperatures are hitting record highs. Climate change is affecting everything from sea levels to extreme weather in all parts of the globe–including here in Teton County. The situation is serious, but we still have time to act, if we don’t delay.”
Read the full story by @slipperytraveler and Corinna Riginos at js4jh.com/news #SustainWhatMatters#js4jh
QUESTION: What is something that is currently happening in the valley that you want to see continue?
ANSWER: “Something I want to see continue is what I see in this room. Dozens of members of Jackson Hole's next generation getting actively involved in shaping our community's future, jumping in with both feet to make a difference in this place we all so dearly love.”
Thank you to @tetonyoungdems and @snakeriverbrew for an amazing event.
Over the weekend I posted an upclose picture of a Double-Crested Cormorant that we came upon. It was pretty foggy when we first noticed him. I was going through and found this shot and kind of liked it. It has a unique broader perspective.
Friends and family out in social media land-What do you think of this one?
Thank you to everyone that came out to the Water Resources Candidate Forum last night. Head to js4jh.com/news to read my full plan for preserving and protecting our area’s ecosystem. #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
As my friend Carlin Girard, Water Resource Specialist for @tetonconservation points out in his Mosaic article Perspectives on Water Quality: "The aquatic ecosystems on the region’s public lands are in very good shape; the ones on its private lands less so, but are still relatively healthy. If we are to maintain the former and stabilize, if not improve, the latter, a community wide approach will be needed. Thankfully, such efforts are beginning to take place, but all must be involved for these
efforts to succeed."
Join me tonight to find out how I plan to protect our world-class water resources if I am elected to Jackson Town Council. #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
Voters should ask three questions of any candidate:
• Why are you running?
• Why your particular office?
• Why should I vote for you?
Find out answers to all three here: https://www.js4jh.com/news/2018/10/4/voters-candidates-and-the-three-whys
An incredible evening listening to what matters most to our passionate and informed Teton County residents. Thank you to all who came out, and to @jhalliance, @handfirepizzajh, and @buckrailnews for making it all possible! #candidatespeeddating#js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
Overwhelmed with gratitude from last night’s Mosaic Release Party. Thank you to all of our incredible contributors and supporters and to @jacksonholewinery and @hatchtaqueriaandtequilas. You can pick up your FREE copy of “Mosaic: The State of the Tetons Ecosystem” at your favorite businesses around town, or read it here: js4jh.com/news. #SustainWhatMatters#js4jh
Today Jackson is blessed with a rich and vibrant arts culture, ranging from world-class facilities and successful arts-based businesses to the multitudes who create, teach, learn, and perform art on a daily basis. If elected, Jonathan plans on keeping Jackson’s character distinctive, find out how here: js4jh.com #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
Jonathan served as a publicly elected member of the St. John’s Medical Center board for eight years. Read more about how he plans to advocate for public health and human services at js4jh.com/news. #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
The essence of the Comp Plan’s Vision is its first six words: “Preserve and protect the area’s ecosystem...” The remaining fifteen words are the plan’s rationale: “...in order to ensure a healthy environment, community and economy for current and future generations.” If we preserve and protect the area’s ecosystem, we’ll ensure a healthy environment, community, and economy. If we fail, all three will be jeopardized. Read more at www.js4jh.com/news #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
"1% for the Tetons is a member-funded organization providing leadership and financial support to innovative conservation projects in the greater Tetons region. 1% for the Tetons was in 2006, inspired and blessed by the founders of 1% for the Planet: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Blue Ribbon Flies owner Craig Mathews. 1% for the Tetons is the first and only local chapter of 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Tetons members contribute 1% of annual revenue to local conservation projects." Jonathan Schechter, Executive Director of 1% for the Tetons. www.onepercentforthetetons.org/ #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
“For nearly 20 years, I’ve run the Charture Institute. We study and work with not just Jackson Hole, but similar communities throughout the country. Now I’m running for the Jackson Town Council because I want to give back to my town in a new and different way.” Find out more about why Jonathan is running for town council at www.js4jh.com. #js4jh#SustainWhatMatters
A #flashbackfriday to @find_your_park Friday 🗺 @grandtetonnps is Home for us. Where is your favorite park? We are always planning a new adventure! 🏔⛺️•
Photo 📷 @ultrakeller •
Shoes 👞 @salomon •
Dress 👗 @patagonia •
Hat 🧢 @thenorthface •
State @visitwyoming •
Park @grandtetonnps •
Camera 📷 @canonusa •