Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Embracing its strong western past, Jackson, Wyoming proves to be a beautiful destination for tourists around the world. Located right outside of the Grand Tetons and close to Yellowstone National Park, the residents and tourists of Jackson enjoy many recreational opportunities, such as: skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, horseback riding among the many dude ranches, etc. The sheer beauty and brilliance of the environment brings the valley of Jackson Hole its fame.

Posted by: Amy E. Stair


Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

I put a up picture (taken from here) of Jackson Hole in the summer because, obviously, it is gorgeous, but I'd like to note that most tourists come during the winter because of the town's awesome slopes and weather for skiing and snowboarding. I love this town because of all of the great vegan, vegetarian, and organic restaurants, as well as authentic saloons and free yoga. I know, it is hard to beat free yoga, but they are even more awesome than that... Try river rafting and rock climbing. Or cycling - this town is totally cyclist and pedestrian friendly. This place is like a mini Boulder, Colorado, except they don't have a university here... So it is probably where dropouts from Boulder go (when they run out of money in over-priced Boulder) to work in the tourist industry as rafting guides or snow boarding instructors.

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Spring (late April - June):
Mild days and cold nights intersperse with rain and occasional snow. Valley lakes usually thaw by late May. Depending on the snow pack, snow level remains just above valley elevation until mid-June. Valley wildflowers begin blooming as the snow melts, peaking in June and July.

Summer (July and August):
Warm days and cool nights prevail, with afternoon thundershowers common. Snow level gradually retreats, with divides between mountain canyons free of snow by August. As valley flowers fade, canyon and alpine wildflowers peak.

Fall (September - November):
Sunny days and cold nights alternate with rain and occasional snow. Aspen and cottonwoods turn gold in late September and early October. As snow becomes persistant by late fall, elk move to wintering areas at lower elevations.

Winter (Late November - early April):
Snow accumulations of ten feet on the mountains and two to five feet in the valley are common. The average annual snowfall in the valley of Jackson Hole is 150", with 459" averaged over the last 10 years at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The mean annual precipitation is 17.42 inches, and the average relative humidity is 50 percent. Because of the area's low humidity, the snow is usually light and dry. The dry air feels warmer and often temperature inversions exist, when it may be 15-20 degrees warmer halfway up the mountain than on the valley floor.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Day High
28
33
38
48
59
68
79
78
69
54
39
26
Night Low
2
7
13
22
31
37
41
37
32
22
14
6
source: www.JacksonHoleWyoming.net
Posted by: HaleyA




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If you have ever Been to Jackson Hole... This is what you see.
Good ol Open Land and no house for miles!


Posted by: J.Howard