My name is Johanna, I work in Grand Teton National Park at the Grand Teton Lodge Company and I have a unique situation at the Jackson Lake Lodge; I am the only employee to commute from Jackson to Moran every day. Some people think this is crazy, and sometimes I do too with blizzard conditions in the winter and animal jams in the summer. Though for the most part, my commute is spectacular.
Door to door, with no snow or buffalo jams, it takes 45 min. My commute never takes 45 min. This is because of the reasons I just mentioned, plus I love to take pictures. Between the mountains, sunrises, sunsets, and endless amount of wildlife, I always have my iPhone ready.
Its spring time here in the Grand Teton National park, which means my down coat is replaced with a lighter one, my warm winter hat is traded for a trucker hat, and my Sorel boots are swapped for rain boots. But what is most enjoyable is that the animals have become energetic.
I wanted to share my adventure of a commute with everyone because in the last week I have seen more wildlife than ever before. Elk, buffalo, bears, antelope, moose, and mule deer have walked right past my car and I have been lucky enough to capture it. Here are my pictures from this week, and its only Tuesday.
As a girl who used to commute up to two hours in traffic in D.C., I’d take this drive any day.