Grizzly 399 & the Fab 4

On our first full day in Grand Teton National Park, we found ourselves in a bear jam that evening. We pulled into a parking lot and found a safe place among park volunteers, long-lens toters, and bear enthusiasts until the elusive grizzly made its way out of the willows. According to a volunteer, the sub-adult…

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Sir, You Can’t Have a Dog around a Moose


Some of my friends call me “Ranger Jen.” And I admit I do think I am a park ranger once I enter a National Park. On our annual trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2018, I was peacefully watching a moose graze in Sheep Lakes (okay, people who know how geeked out I get…

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