Hope this weekend leads you all somewhere wild.
This day was pretty wild. Not because of the trail, but because of the drive that got us TO the trail!
The pass that we went over to get to this trailhead was super narrow and windy. I called a friend who knew the area before we started on it because I was nervous and he told me I’d be fine...I was NOT fine! I mean, we got through it without incident but my heart was just about beating out of my chest 😂 talk about an adrenaline rush!
We then had to hang out for a little while for a big thunderstorm to pass before we could set off, but the wait was worth it. There’s something a little magical about that moment in time right after a storm passes, where everything is still and it’s just so peaceful. One of those moments you savour for a split second before the action starts.
These are the moments that I don’t usually share because I always feel like it might be boring to someone looking in from the outside - it’s always so much more exciting to look over the edge of a cliff. But this moment here was one that really stands out.
It’s the little things, you know?
The mating rituals of the Greater Sage-Grouse.
These birds mainly live in the open sagebrush plains in western North America.
Each spring, the males fight with other males to hold their ground in the best looking "leks" (a small, open area surrounded by sagebrush). The dominant male then performs their flashy dance with unique popping/whistling sounds as they strut their spiky tail feathers and white puffed-up chests with yellow air sacs to attract a female mate.
Props to @falcnr for capturing this on video and letting me share it. 📸👍
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Rabbit Brush makes me happy, & SNEEZE.. yeah, mostly just makes me sneeze! 🤧
Art inspired by books! A Foxtail Books-curated exhibit, 'Mountains to Manuscripts,' opens tomorrow (through April 4) at the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum | Featuring original oil paintings by @katyannfox bringing new life to women's writing from early 20th-century Wyoming. This one is my favorite - painted to go alongside the book A Woman Tenderfoot by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson, about her 1898 travels over Teton Pass and across the Snake for a hunting trip in Jackson Hole. Stop by this winter to explore women's words about the landscape, wildlife, and people of Jackson and of Wyoming. Graphic design by @yenn_a | More info at @jacksonhole_history