This Week in the News&Guide
September 26, 2012
Lake trout genocide
In the effort to restore populations of native cutthroat trout, fisheries biologists have stepped up efforts to cull invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake. This year, fisheries managers are shooting for a record harvest of nearly 300,000 fish.
Archer likes to soak up the sun, head on the gunwale. Jackson prefers to ride the rapids in his owner’s raft and occasionally jumps out to chase a duck. Meet a handful of Jackson Hole’s most dedicated river dogs.
Good old days
Louis Leisinger longs for the Jackson Hole of the early 1960s, before the construction of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Aerial Tram brought the skiers and hippies. The 84-year-old retired U.S. Forest Service employee and outdoor enthusiast says he grew up eating game and didn’t even know what beef was until he turned 24 years old.
Memories of Meiners
Friends close to ski pioneer Theodore Meiners remember a few of the things that made him who he was. Meiners died from a fall in Anchorage, Alaska, last week.
The long way
The long route to the belly of Sleeping Indian, via Blue Miner Lake, is a beautiful, winding trail with a jewel-colored lake along the way. The last 700-vertical-foot push to the top, however, is a steep scramble up loose rocks.