More Than Just Parks: Grand Teton

Early summer is when the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park is on the move. It’s also the time of year when Will and Jim Pattiz, the brothers behind More Than Just Parks, decided to visit.

During their month-long trip to the Wyoming national park, they reveled in the awe-inspiring array of pristine wilderness, glacial lakes, winding rivers, diverse wildlife, and the magnificent Teton Range.

Their favorite part of the trip came when they were out looking for bears. In their search, they came across a cinnamon-colored brown bear who was out in a meadow, playing and turning over logs. To access that part of the meadow, the bear had walked through a field of elk, bison, deer, and pronghorn. It struck them as amazing because they were not only able to see the “puppy” side of a massive, wild creature but also witness apex animals coexisting in the same space.

This film presents what they saw during their time in the Jackson Hole Valley and the foothills of the Teton Range. They hope it inspires viewers to visit Grand Teton and take part in the preservation of our national parks.

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Hailing from the foothills of Northern California, Kacie is a writer and an editor who's worked on everything from quarterly surf magazines to art books, novels, lookbooks, city guides, and shoddily printed zines. She's a bit of a story junkie, but we forgive her for that. To view more of her work, creep her website and Instagram.