Still dealing with snow up high

Death Canyon Shelf, part of the Teton Crest Trail in Grand Teton National Park, was still covered with a great deal of snow on Saturday. Several parts of the trail were under snow. (National Park photo)

While the snow is disappearing fast in the high country, the National Park Service reports that the highest trails, such as the Teton Crest Trail, and passes such as Paint Brush Divide, are still mostly snow covered.

Idaho man weaves tales of western adventures

In an example of his playful nature, Steve Ford sits atop a rock while on a trip to explore Eastern Montana with the Citizen Science Program recently. Although the oldest member of the group, he often acted like the youngest.

Traveling into the woods and wilds with folks you have never met can be a gamble, so it’s always nice to stumble on to a guy like Stephen Ford.

Pompey’s Pillar impressive stop for Corps of Discovery

Pompey’s Pillar, originally named Pompy’s Tower, impressed William Clark on his journey to explore the Yellowstone River. By Terry Thomas / news@postregister.com

JULY 3, 1806, TRAVELER’S REST, PRESENT-DAY LOLO, MONTANA. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wished each other well as the Corps of Discovery split into two parties at Traveler’s Rest, a camp that they had used on their journey west the previous year.

Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western US

File - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, elk feed at the Wenaha Wildlife Area near Troy, Ore. Wildlife managers in seven states, including Oregon, in the U.S. West report severe weather this past winter was rough on wildlife. (Keith Kohl/ Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer herd and dozens of endangered bighorn sheep in California.

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