What to do on a perfect day in the Tetons

A woman climbs the last pitch on Baxter Pinnacle in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday. The park recently opened the area to rock climbers after it had been closed to protect nesting falcons. The pinnacle is near the mouth of Cascade Canyon on the west side of Jenny Lake. Jerry Painter photo

We arrived at the base of the last pitch of climbing on Baxter Pinnacle just in time to watch a climber struggle with the route’s hardest move.

Trail cams provide unique perspective

A young black bear crosses a trail in Pend Oreille County, triggering the motion-activated shutter of a wildlife research trail camera set up by biologists with the Kalispel Tribe. The time is 4:09 p.m., just four minutes after the camera photographed a group of unsuspecting hikers walking up the trail. Courtesy photo. ORG XMIT: I2ONzsN-M016Cz6tXbHg

A remote trail-cam photo is worth a thousand words about the wildlife we don’t see while recreating in the great outdoors.

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