It's still early, but we are getting a better idea. Mike has been saying for years that the most likely place for clear skies is between Riverton and Casper, Now we have some preliminary data to back that up.
Bridger Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park are under Level 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. You may NOT use any Flame source that cannot be turned off. This includes Charcoal Grills, Fire Rings constructed of Rocks, or smoking outside your car.
Liquid petroleum burning stoves where the flame can be turned off and use of Permanent fixtures within an approved designated site are still OK.
More information is available at the Teton Interagency Fire website.
Our Summer Clearance Sale is happening Now! Everything in Teton Mountaineering is at LEAST 15% Off. Clothing from Patagonia, Prana, Lole, Hippy Tree and others 30% - %50 Off.
FREE Pair Solar Eclipse Glasses with every $50 of Purchase (and we will remember if you purchased in the past...)
Starting Thursday August 10th at 8:30am The End of Summer Sale here is upon us once again! Everything in the store will be at least 15% Off, many items at 30% - 50% Off! Starting Thursday August 10th at 8:30am
Sale limited to stock on hand, so shop early...
So now there are enough scammers out there on Amazon that NASA had to issue a warning about Solar Viewing Glasses. Teton Mountaineering has only had glasses from Rainbow Symphony. (One of the approved manufacturers of glasses) Mike has had a relationship with Rainbow Symphony for years through the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. These are the same glasses that the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club donated to the students of Teton County Public Schools.
Yes, we are selling them for only $1.95 each (which is MSRP), but we are GIVING them away, one with every $50 of Purchase. We know those of you that have purchased from us in the past, so if you haven't picked some up yet, Please Swing by to pick up what you need for you and your family.
Plan ahead to decide if you’re going to make use of an indirect viewing method – more information below – or to watch the eclipse directly by using eclipse glasses. If the latter, please check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.
Eclipse viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers should meet all the following criteria:
- Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard
- Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product
- Not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses
- Not use homemade filters or be substituted for with ordinary sunglasses -- not even very dark ones -- because they are not safe for looking directly at the Sun
Our partner the American Astronomical Society has verified that these five manufacturers are making eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: American Paper Optics, Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only), Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.
Poor Jim Woodmency has been badgered by Mike about the #GreatAmericanEclipse for at least 4 years. Jim added a page to Mountainweather.com on Eclipse Weather and it is Now Live! Check it here: http://www.mountainweather.com/jackson-hole/2017-solar-eclipse/
We have just received a few thousand more Eclipse Glasses from #rainbowsymphony for the #greatamericaneclipse. Get a FREE Pair with every $50 of purchase, or buy a bunch for $1.95 each. We Will Run Out, just like every other supplier, so get prepared NOW.
Photo TM Staff looking at Sunspot 2665, which launched a CME towards earth the other day. Impact expected on Sunday with a high chance of Northern Lights on Sunday Night July 16th.
Clothing-Optional Pump Tonight
Anyone who has not succumbed to hypothermia by the end of the nightwins!
Just kidding. It's cancelled. Have you seen the forcast?
What do you think we are, British?
The memorial for Kim Schmitz will be Monday, June 26th 4-7pm at the American Alpine Club Climber's Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.