Monthly Archives: January 2009

International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR)

 (Mike Cavaroc)
Sled dogs are anxious to begin racing in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.

Tonight was the start of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race which kicked off right here in the town square of Jackson, Wyoming. Tonight was a pretty short leg of the race – only a mile or two down to Snow King – and then finally finishing up in Park City, UT. This was the first time I had ever seen a sled dog race, or sled dogs at all for that matter, and I was surprised at how small they all are.
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Bull Elk on the National Elk Refuge

A bull elk grazing in the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
A solitary bull moose looks out over the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming.

Every now and then the elk will wander a little closer to the highway in the National Elk Refuge.  Typically it’s when it’s darker, but this time I was able to catch this bull elk just before light faded from over the mountains.
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Jackson, Wyoming Turned White from a Frozen Fog


A frozen fog leaves Jackson, Wyoming covered in a blanket of white frost.

The other day a frozen fog rolled through and left some spectacular scenery behind.  This panorama was caught at the first National Elk Refuge pullout just outside of town looking back toward Jackson, Wyoming.  Flat Creek is in the foreground and Snow King is still in the shade in the background.
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Sun Through a Cloud of Frozen Fog

A frozen fog blocks the Sun from shining through over Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc, 2009)
The sun shines through a cloud of frozen fog in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

In addition to getting plenty of new wildlife shots from a simple trip to the post office, I also managed to see some amazing scenery thanks to some low-lying clouds that were apparently frozen with ice crystals. I could be way off though given that this is my first real winter anywhere and I’m just going by what I saw.
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Bull Moose Near the Gros Ventre River

A moose walking along the Gros Ventre River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
A moose wanders through the snow along the cottonwood trees lining the Gros Ventre River in Grand Teton National Park.

I found this bull moose near the intersection of Highway 89 and Gros Ventre Road.  I saw him on my way into Kelly but he was too far down the ridge to get any good shots.  On my way back out however, he was standing at the top of the ridge and the weather in the background had built up a bit giving it a much more dramatic look.
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