It is tourist season in Jackson, Wyoming. The town is crowded with people looking for adventure, a taste of the wild west, and that elusive Jackson’s Hole?
On the search for this deep, vast, secretive place do not be waylaid by “Whole Foods”, “The Hole Bowl”, or the Cowboy Bar– (which does not have the word “Hole” in it but is a local favorite). Jackson Hole is much more interesting than a deep pit, an inactive geyser, or an unusually large sink hole. It is actually the valley which is approximately 48 miles long and 8 to 15 miles wide. It is about 6778 feet above sea level. Right now, if you are preparing to go down the river with Dave Hansen, you are standing in Jackson Hole. If you are a geo-cacher, cave junkie, or just a person who seeks the glory of finding the holy grail, you might have to adjust your expectations. But once you have floated the beautiful Snake, sipped a cup of fresh roasted coffee while gazing at the Tetons, or danced with wild abandonment to “One Ton Pig” at the Wort on a Tuesday night you’ll understand. Jackson is the “hole” package. Play hard, drive carefully, and tread lightly on this beautiful valley.