The snow is melting fast in the valley and green up has begun. Spring has finally arrived! Elk will soon start to migrate from the refuge and the bison calving season is near. Spring is a great time to view wildlife. The snow at higher elevations keep wildlife in the valley increasing our chances to see grizzly bears, moose, elk, and more. We have already spotted sandhill cranes for the first time this year and have been on the lookout for the first osprey that have migrated all the way from Mexico and Cuba. With spring comes new life in Jackson Hole and new and exciting opportunities to explore this ecosystem.
We now offer a Primitive Skills Survival tour in Grand Teton National Park! This tour is great for kids and anyone wanting a hands on learning opportunity in a fun and relaxed setting. You will learn basic survival techniques used for generations by local native tribes. From friction fire to survival hunting and trapping, we can customize the tour and focus on the primitive skills you are interested in. You will learn survival skills such as animal tracking, identifying edible and medicinal plants, hazards of the land, primitive navigation, and how to start a friction fire with a hand and bow drill; to name some of the topics covered in this tour. Connor O’Malley, our primitive skills guru will be facilitating this experience. He is a wealth of knowledge regarding hunting with a bow and arrow, flint knapping stone tools and finding edible plants.