Friday, September 13, 2002
Sunny Day with Hot Showers Toward Evening
Today promises to be a fine one for Team North, as they pack out of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and back into the town of Jackson. It will be one of the last truly warm and sunny days the team will see for a while, and hot showers and flush toilets await the tired trekkers at the end of the road.
As Dana Bell wrote before they left for their backpacking trip, summer is over in Wyoming & autumn in the Tetons means frost on the tent. To make up for the chilly weather, the team will get to enjoy increasing action in the wildlife communities. The birds particularly are warming up their wings for their upcoming migration. Sandhill cranes and pelicans are flocking right now, moving south down the Snake River, and gobbling up the leavings in the farmer's fields. Geese, swans, and ducks are getting ready to follow in their own cross-country journey. But days like today make all the animals pause in their winter preparations & enjoy one more day in the sun.