Did you ever wonder…
- Where you can take a short, scenic hike close to town?
- Why there are forests on one side of a valley and sagebrush on the other?
- Why elegant jewel-clad butterflies eat poop?
If so, this book is your go-to resource. Five minutes from the hubbub of Jackson’s town square, Cache Creek offers the chance to immerse ourselves in wild nature. It’s a place where you can see how the world works, and Cache Creek: A Trailside Guide to Jackson Hole’s Backyard Wilderness shares some of the ways you can do it. No experience needed: bring your attention and a few hours of your time. You will be enchanted.
Cache Creek is a popular hiking, biking and cross-country ski area on the outskirts of Jackson, Wyoming, drawing several dozen to several hundred people per day. As a microcosm of the Greater Yellowstone region, it is a place in which the natural processes and life forms of the larger landscape are well represented.
Cache Creek: A Trailside Guide to Jackson Hole’s Backyard Wilderness portrays the essence of this place along with a few of its secrets spots. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and artwork, the book covers fire effects, hydrology, botany, geology, local phenology, and elements of the ecological landscape from snow mold to aspen clones.
The book lets you in on a few secret spots and hidden treasures that most people overlook. It celebrates the wonders of wild nature in a way that is informative yet whimsical, a reference and keepsake for residents and tourists alike.
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About the Author
Known for her intimate knowledge of the national forest surrounding Jackson Hole, she has introduced many others to its wonders through field trips and workshops. She led the recreation and wilderness program for the Bridger-Teton National Forest between 1988 and 2010, and spent many days working and playing in Cache Creek, the subject of her book. Between 2011 and 2015 she spent over four hundred days in Cache Creek to take photographs and gather information used in the book.
Table of ContentsPart I: This Special Place
Part II: The Trails
The Main Attraction: Cache Creek Trail
Cache Creek Sidewalk Trail
Upper Cache Creek Trails
Part III: Cache Creek