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Grand Teton Guide

Centennial 2016

brochure Grand Teton Guide - Centennial 2016

Centennial edition of the Visitor Guide for Grand Teton National Park (NP) in Wyoming. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Grand Teton Guide The official newspaper of Grand Teton National Park & John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway Centennial Celebration, August 20–28 A Centennial Celebration, August 20-28 The Grand Rescue Join the filmmakers and the 1967 rescue team for a screening of The Grand Rescue and a discussion of their experience. Monday, August 22 Tickets required. See inside for details. John Muir: University of the Wilderness Chance Urban Chamber Music Thursday, August 25 Centennial Children’s Choir Celebration Singing Angels Choir Friday, August 26 Explore the park with the new NPS Grand Teton app. Search for NPS Grand Teton on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Publication of the Centennial Edition of the Grand Teton Guide is made possible through the generous support of the Grand Teton Association. Grand Teton Guide Centennial Edition Founder’s Week Highlights The Grand Rescue Monday, August 22, 2016 marks the 49th anniversary of an unprecedented rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton. Join the filmmakers and the 1967 rescue crew for a screening of The Grand Rescue and a discussion of their experience. In 1967, on the Grand Teton, seven rescuers risked their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion. The rescue was the first one on the feared North Face—an unprecedented rescue for its time, due to the climber’s severe injuries and unknown terrain. The rescue took three harrowing days, pushed the team to the edge of their abilities, and cemented a lifelong bond. Looking back after nearly 50 years, the rescuers and survivors recount the trial with unabashed candor. The Grand Rescue humbles us to the majestic Grand Teton, exposes the tenuous relationship of man and the mountain, reveals the endurance of the human spirit, and recounts one of the most infamous rescues of its time. Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Auditorium, Moose Monday, August 22 from 5 to 7 pm Free, but tickets required. www.eventbrite.com search Grand Rescue Join an earlier screening from 3 to 4 pm without the accompanying discussion. Members of the 1967 Rescue Team are from left to right: Ted Wilson, Pete Sinclair, Ralph Tingey, Mike Ermarth, Rick Reese and Bob Irvine. No tickets required. This Land is Our Land: The Stephen T. Mather Story John Muir: University of the Wilderness Learn how the first director of the National Park Service set the course for preserving the public lands we enjoy today. This pioneering business man turned his talents to public service ensuring that all people could enjoy these iconic places and experience America’s heritage. 45 minute program. Chance Urban Chamber Music invites you to take a walk in the woods with the words of John Muir. University of the Wilderness celebrates and reflects on Muir’s words with an accompanying score of nature-inspired music. The goal of the performance is to reflect on the man, his indomitable spirit and his daring and adventurous nature. This group of musicians is performing at multiple national parks during the National Park Service’s Centennial year. Colter Bay Amphitheater, Colter Bay Village Tuesday, August 23 & Thursday, August 25 at 9 pm Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Auditorium, Moose Thursday, August 25 at 1:30 pm Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, Moose Thursday, August 25 from 5 to 6 pm Centennial Children’s Choir Celebration The Singing Angels will perform Children’s Earth Anthem, a song composed and written by Charles Eversole and Louise Phillips for the National Park Service Centennial. They will also sing other national park-inspired songs. The Children’s Earth Anthem is being performed by groups of children in hundreds of other National Park Service sites across the country throughout 2016. Colter Bay Amphitheater, Colter Bay Village Friday, August 26 from 7 to 8 pm Other Highlights August 25–28 Fee-free days! Entrance fees to Grand Teton and all national parks are waived. August 24 7 pm The Cougar Fund presents Predators of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Colter Bay Amphitheater, Colter Bay Village August 25 FOUNDER’S DAY – The National Park Service turns 100! All Day – Look for photo booths, Instagram frames, and special ranger activities throughout the park. Noon – Birthday Cake at each Visitor Center 7 pm Ken Thomasma – Historian, Storyteller & Author Colter Bay Amphitheater, Colter Bay Village Grand Teton Guide Centennial Edition 2 Ranger Programs August 20-28 Join park rangers for regularly scheduled & special centennial programs. Use the following icons to help guide your program choices: Special Program Offering Read about events at various park areas on the next pages. Accessible Program Check at visitor centers for additional programs! Moose Ranger Programs Event Description Taggart Lake Hike Hike with a ranger along the scenic trail to Taggart Lake, where a variety of stories unfold. Topics may include geology, fire ecology, wildflowers, history or wildlife. Bring water, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, and rain gear. ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE: 3 miles (1.5 miles guided). DIFFICULTY: Moderate. Art in the Parks Meeting Date/Time Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Place Duration n n n n n Taggart Lake August 20–28 Trailhead 9 am 2 hours Explore our national parks through the eyes of 3 different artists and discover how their work inspired conservation efforts. Learn some tips and techniques with watercolors and create your own painting of the Tetons. No previous painting experience necessary. Reservations required, call 307-739-3399 or sign up in person. Limited to 15 people. Craig Thomas Discovery & VC back terrace August 22, 27 10 am 2 hours Map Chat From park’s geologic story to the variety of wildlife that call this park home, this program will give you insight into the stories behind the scenery. Craig Thomas Discovery & VC relief map August 20–28 10:30 am 30 minutes There’s a Map in My Lap! Join a “special guest” ranger and learn about the geography, history and wildlife of Grand Teton National Park. Designed for children ages 6 to 10 years old, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Craig Thomas Discovery & VC back terrace August 25 11 am 30 minutes Discover a fascinating aspect of National Park Service history as we reflect on 100 years of “America’s Best Idea.” Craig Thomas Discovery & VC courtyard August 20–28 1 pm 20 minutes 100 Years in 20 Minutes Wilderness Stories Wilderness Stories, Nature’s Songs and a Nod to our National Park Service. Presented by Docent Dan from the Murie Center of Teton Science Schools. Craig Thomas Discovery & VC courtyard August 22–26 1 pm 20 minutes A Walk into the Past Discover the story of Menors Ferry Historic District and learn how early settlers crossed the Snake River using a cable ferry. ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE: Less than one mile. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Menors General Store August 20–28 2:30 pm 45 minutes The Grovont Community Join a ranger and discover how Mormon settlers turned this grassland prairie into a thriving community. Mormon Row north parking lot (near Pink House) August 23, 28 10 am 2 hours Bear Safety Discover techniques that will help you stay safe while traveling and camping in bear country. Includes instruction in the use of bear spray. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Craig Thomas Discovery & VC courtyard August 22, 25 4 pm 20 minutes Predator or Prey? Kids! Bring your parents and explore the world of predators and prey in Grand Teton National Park through a series of fun activities and games. Gros Ventre Campground amphitheater August 21, 28 5:30 pm 45 minutes Gros Ventre Campground amphitheater August 20–27 7:30 pm 45 minutes Gros Ventre Twilight Talk Help celebrate our centennial year at a traditional campfire talk. Topics posted at various locations. Fri Sat n n n n n n (8/27 only) n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Fri Sat n n n n n (8/28 only) n n n n n n n Jenny Lake Ranger Programs Event Description Inspiration Point Learn about the formation of this magnificent landscape on a hike Hike to a viewpoint above Jenny Lake. This is a great activity for families! This activity is limited to the first 25 visitors who obtain a token at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center the morning of the hike. We will take the shuttle boat across Jenny Lake. Boat fares listed in the main newspaper. ROUNDTRIP HIKE DISTANCE: 2 miles. DIFFICULTY: Moderate uphill. 100 Years in 20 Minutes Bear Safety Signal Mountain Twilight Talk Meeting Date/Time Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Place Duration n n n n n Jenny Lake August 20–28 Visitor Center deck 8:30 am 2.5 hours Discover a fascinating aspect of National Park Service history as we reflect on 100 years of “America’s Best Idea.” Jenny Lake Visitor Center deck August 20–28 11:30 am 20 minutes Discover techniques that will help you stay safe while traveling and camping in bear country. Includes instruction in the use of bear spray. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Jenny Lake Visitor Center deck August 20–28 1:30 pm 30 minutes Signal Mountain Campground amphitheater August 20–27 7:30 pm 45 minutes Help celebrate our centennial year at a traditional campfire talk. Topics posted at various locations. n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Grand Teton Guide Centennial Edition n 3 Ranger Programs August 20-28 Colter Bay Ranger Programs Event Description Coffee with a Ranger Join a ranger for questions, trip planning and conversation over morning coffee. Tipi Demo 100 Years in 20 Minutes Meeting Date/Time Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Place Duration n n n n Colter Bay August 22–25 Visitor Center front 7 am 1 hour Join a ranger to learn about the structure the Plains Indians called home. Colter Bay amphitheater August 24 9 am 1 hour Discover a fascinating aspect of National Park Service history as we reflect on 100 years of “America’s Best Idea.” Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium August 20–27 11 am 20 minutes (8/21 only) An Unlikely Alliance American Railroads and the Organic Act. Join us for the fascinating story of the alliance between railroads and the national parks. This unusual connection resulted in some iconic landmarks that remain part of National Park experience today. Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium August 24, 28 11 am 20 minutes (8/28 only) Swan Lake Hike Hike through forest and wetland communities and learn about the plants and animals living in the park. Bring water, binoculars, camera, rain gear, and insect repellent. ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE: 3 miles. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Colter Bay Visitor Center flagpole August 20–28 1 pm 3 hours Join a ranger for an in-depth look at a facet of American Indian art and culture. Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium August 23 1:30 pm 45 minutes Discover techniques that will help you stay safe while traveling and camping in bear country. Includes instruction in the use of bear spray. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Colter Bay Visitor Center back deck August 21–28 4 pm 30 minutes Colter Bay Visitor Center back deck August 20–27 4 pm 45 minutes Indian Arts & Culture Bear Safety Grand Teton Kids Kids and everyone else join a ranger to connect to some of the wonders of Grand Teton during an interactive program. Early Evening Help celebrate our centennial year at a traditional ranger talk. Topics posted at various locations. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Colter Bay auditorium. Colter Bay amphitheater, or auditorium August 20–28 7 pm 45 minutes Campfire Program Join a ranger for a photo-illustrated talk about an exciting aspect of Grand Teton National Park. Topics posted at various locations. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Colter Bay auditorium. Colter Bay amphitheater, or auditorium August 20–28 9 pm 45 minutes Family Night Video Join us for a park-related video, Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Colter Bay auditorium. Colter Bay amphitheater, or auditorium August 24 9 pm 45 minutes Fri Sat n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Fri Sat n n n n n Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Ranger Programs Event Description Explore the Preserve Hike Open your senses and immerse yourself in the pristine setting of the Preserve. Hike through forests and meadows to the shores of Phelps Lake. Contribute to a conversation with your thoughts and ideas during the hike. Reservations required, call 307-739-3654. Bring water, rain gear, sunscreen and insect repellent. GROUP SIZE: 10. ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE: 3 miles (1.5 miles guided). DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate. 100 Years in 20 Minutes Discover a fascinating aspect of National Park Service history as we reflect on 100 years of “America’s Best Idea.” Meeting Date/Time Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Place Duration n n n n n Laurance S. August 20–28 Rockefeller Preserve Center porch 9:30 am 2.5 hours Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch August 20–28 10 am 20 minutes Lakeshore Legacy Chat Laurance S. Rockefeller, through his gift of the JY Ranch, left a legacy of conservation and modeled his values of stewardship. Allow 45 minutes to hike to Phelps Lake before the program. Call for details 307-7393654. Phelps Lake, end of Lake Creek Trail August 26 10 am 45 minutes Critter Chat Every day a different animal or insect is the star of this fun, familyfriendly program. Please allow extra travel time as parking lot is typically full during this part of the day. ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE: Minimal walking required. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch August 20–28 3:30 pm 30 minutes Bear Safety Discover techniques that will help you stay safe while traveling and camping in bear country. Includes instruction in the use of bear spray. Please allow extra travel time as parking lot is typically full during this part of the day. DIFFICULTY: Easy. Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch August 26 3:30 pm 30 minutes Evening Hike to Phelps Lake Enjoy an early evening hike to Phelps Lake. Open your senses to the sounds, sights, and smells of the trail. Join the conversation along the way. Reservations required, call 307-739-3654. GROUP SIZE: 10. ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE: 3 miles (1.5 miles guided). DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate. Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch August 23, 25 5:30 pm 3 hours Wildlife Fables Join a ranger in the Aspen Grove at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve to learn about wildlife of Grand Teton National Park through fables. Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch August 24 5:30 pm 45 minutes 4 Grand Teton Guide Centennial Edition n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

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