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Teton Fall
The first snow this year came on time, dripping powdered sugar lines in between oranges and yellows in full bloom just as September faded into the shadows.
Teton Fall

The die hard strap their gear to office-weary backs and hike up crevices in the foot-high slop to slip slide down, just to say they were the season’s first.

Day 279 / 10.06.11

But it melted quickly, creeping back up the mountains, and remains in hiding for weeks.

Day 278 / 10.05.11

Hunters, blindly blaming their poor harvest on the wolves that don’t exist here, come back empty handed, heads shaking. Without the snows, the elk are content to find safety and sustenance in their summer pastures high up in the Winds; they haven’t been frequenting their normal fall rutting grounds. The dry, warm air is taking its toll on all kinds of winter enthusiasts who had high hopes for La Nina again this year…

First Snow

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