The sun emerged from behind the Tetons, shedding light and warmth on the Laurence S. Rockefeller preserve. The Mountain Lions, a jolly group of adult learners, replaced school-bus wheels with eager feet, and headed into the woods.
In late May the first motorhomes start their long migration from warmer climates to the scenic roads of Jackson, Wyoming. The arrival of motorhomes of larger sizes and more elaborate plumage is one of the first signs that summer has arrived in Jackson Hole.
Early on in Jack Turner’s Teewinot: Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range, the author recounts the story of his first climbing lesson in the Tetons. He and a friend, both working in Pinedale for the summer, had driven up to the Tetons for the weekend and enrolled in an introductory climbing class with Exum guides.