Almanac: Jackson Hole



Exum Mountain Guides (307-733-2297) trains hikers with no climbing experience and leads them up the Grand Teton. Water Sands Wildwater River Trips (800-358-8184) sets up trips any way you want 'em on the Snake River. Take your pick: half-, full-day or overnight, whitewater or scenic.

Rejuvenation The Body Sage Day Spa in the Rusty Parrot Lodge (800-458-2004) will take care of your aches with a citrus salt rub, mud wrap or massage.

Refueling Station Swing by Pearl Street Bagels in Jackson or Wilson to get your carb-and-caffeine fix. On The Town You'll likely rub elbows with real cowboys and local Tommy Moe at the Stagecoach. The Mangy Moose rocks with top bands during summer and winter.

Sleeping In Settle into plush cabin-style accommodations with views to die for at Spring Creek Ranch (800-443-6139). The individual log cabins at Cowboy Mountain Village (800-962-4988) won't break the bank.

On A Rainy Day The National Museum of Wildlife Art (307-733-5771) showcases an extensive collection of Western paintings and sculpture.

Summer Festivals Hokey but highly amusing: There are shoot-out reenactments on the Town Square every evening at 6:30, except Sunday. To kick off the summer, the town annually hosts Old West Day Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. There's no end to the festivities, which include Indian dances, parades and a rodeo, among other things. August 13-15, head over Teton Pass to Grand Targhee for the 12th annual Grand Targhee Resort Bluegrass Festival(800-827-4433).

Information Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 550, Jackson, WY 83001; (307) 733-3316; Jackson Hole Resort Central Reservations, (800) 443-6931. The Jackson Hole Bed and Breakfast Association (800-542-2632) guides you to 14 B&Bs with 10 rooms or less.