Cache Creek: A Trailguide to Jackson Hole's Backyard Wilderness by Susan MarshCache Creek: A Trailguide to Jackson Hole's Backyard Wilderness by Susan Marsh

Cache Creek: A Trailguide to Jackson Hole's Backyard Wilderness

bySusan Marsh

Paperback | June 13, 2016

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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.

Susan Marsh is an award-winning writer living in Jackson, Wyoming. She retired from the U.S. Forest Service after thirty years as a wild land steward. After growing up in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, she worked as a geologist, forest manager and naturalist in wild places throughout the western U.S. With a background in natural...
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Title:Cache Creek: A Trailguide to Jackson Hole's Backyard WildernessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.39 inPublished:June 13, 2016Publisher:Sastrugi PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944986022

ISBN - 13:9781944986025

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Table of Contents

Part I: This Special PlaceWinterSpringSummerAutumnPart II: The TrailsThe Main Attraction: Cache Creek TrailPutt-putt TrailCache Creek Sidewalk TrailHagen TrailFerrin's TrailUpper Cache Creek TrailsPart III: Cache CreekIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Susan Marsh doesn't simply walk in the outdoors-she absorbs it, she becomes part of it. Moreover, she can write about what she knows and what she feels. A book to appreciate."-Bert Raynes, author, naturalist, and founder of the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund"Remarkable talents come together in this beautiful, graceful book."-Frances Clark, professional botanist"For a curious naturalist, this book is dead on with understandable answers to many questions."-Beverly Boynton, mountaineer & Arctic expedition leader