About the Area
Our trip will take place inside the
Bridger-Teton National Forest and Mount Leidy Highlands.
Elevations range from 7,000-9,000 feet above sea level.
Temperatures will range from nighttime lows in the 30's to daytime
highs in the mid 80's. It is not uncommon to have a brief
afternoon shower to help keep the dust down.
The Jackson Hole area is dominated by the
magnificent Tetons. Directly across the valley lies the Mount
Leidy Highlands. This area forms the northeastern edge of
Jackson Hole and is drained by Spread Creek and portions of the Gros
Ventre River. The main river valleys have a network of logging
roads along the lower portions; however, the upper elevations
are wilderness. The names of several places we'll be traveling
through are Rosie's Ridge, Mount Leidy, Leidy Lake and the North and
South Fork of Spread Creek. This area is the calving grounds and
summer range for the prolific Gros Ventre elk herd. Moose, mule
deer, coyotes, bear and a variety of raptors inhabit the surrounding
You may want to
consider coming in a few days early or extending your stay after the
trip to take in the nearby attractions. Both Grand Teton and
Yellowstone National Parks are but a short drive away as are the
Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming and day raft trips on
the Snake River section south of Jackson.