Teton Valley Trails & Pathways is a local non-profit organization that grooms over 30K of trails for both classic and skate nordic skiing each winter. My favorite area is the Alta track, where Teton Views meet local farm & ranch land. I especially love this section with the horses grazing nearby.
The local snowbiking (a.k.a. "fatbiking") was absolutely stellar during December & January. I took this photo on my longest ride of the year, on the Pinochle-Jackpine loop north of Tetonia. It was 26+ miles of riding on groomed snowmobile trail, in the shadow of the Tetons, in silence and with no one around. Two days later I blew out my calf playing basketball in Jackson, and was glad I had busted out this big ride while healthy.
As February progressed, storms begain rolling in more regularly. And the elk moved down into the valley...including a few days right around my house. I've always loved these animals, and how majestic & elusive they are. The native name of Wapiti ("ghosts of the forest") suits them perfectly.
A nice, snowy Valentine's dinner with my gal.
I had a great, rare week with Bridger at the end of the month. I forget how big he is, and how much he likes sticks. He'll be 7 years old on March 8...and he's a damn good dog.
The last 3 weeks of February were almost constant gray, wind, and cold...with the exception of one day. My buddy Eric & I pounced on it impromptu style, and did a sweet snowbike ride with plenty of climbs and Teton views. Not a bad way to close out the month - and my calf is finally feeling better.
And then there was this stunning, simultaneous sunrise & moon set , looking at the Big Hole Mountains west of Victor.
Bring on March!