I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a tandem ducky float with Josh Hancock, an adaptive athlete who is visiting Jackson Hole. It is an inspiration to learn about Josh and how he is continuing to live a full life after his injury last December. I hope that other adaptive athletes can look to him for ideas and support when trying to pursue an active life. It was quite an eventful afternoon where we were subjected many of the things that make Jackson Hole unique. We barely escaped a thunderstorm, saw plenty of wildlife including a raccoon, sandhill crane, bald eagle and an osprey catch a fish! What a great day on the river! Thanks for sharing your ducky Josh!
Last Saturday Teton Adaptive Sports offered a free clinic on the basics of bouldering and rock climbing. We began with basic safety and technique. By the end of the session the participants were scaling the boulders at Snow King. A few people took it a step further and tried top roping as well. There was a tremendous sense of accomplishment as each participant overcame internal and physical obstacles. It was a wonderful demonstration of what is possible with an open and willing perspective. Thank you to all who participated. It was a very fun and empowering day!
It is an honor to be involved in the supportive and energetic community that is Jackson Hole. These characteristics were particularly evident in the 4th of July Parade. We had a wonderful turn out of participants and volunteers. A special thanks goes out to Pete Kendzior for providing his truck and trailer for the float…and for driving it in the parade! What a fun day to see so much community involvement and support!
Thank you all for the terrific turn out at the June Paddling Day! A special thanks to Rendezvous River Sports for providing the boating expertise and an impressive variety of floating devices. Participants got to try stand up paddle boards, tandem and solo kayaks, peddle boats, and rafts! With nearly 60 participants and volunteers it was a truly a remarkable day! Our lite lunch of sandwiches, fruit, and chips was generously provided by Lucky’s Market, and drinks from McDonalds. Also a huge thanks goes out to the many volunteers and those with The Ability Experience who helped create another fun adventure with TAS. We’re already looking forward to the next String Lake Paddling Day on Sunday August 23rd. See you then…or hopefully before then!
Just in time! The sunniest, warmest day in over 3 weeks materialized for the annual TAS Wilson Bike Ride and Ice Cream Social which was held June 7. Many pushed their limits on the bike path to make the round trip from Owen Bircher Park to the Village Road Fire House and back. Please join TAS for the next biking outing on Saturday, July 18 for another great ride and a family BBQ.
Recently, Teton Adaptive Sports partnered with Teton Science Schools’ Doug Walker Challenge Course for a 4 hr session on the “low element” section of the course. 13 participants, including adaptive athletes, volunteers, and TAS staff engaged in a variety of challenges that required thinking and working together, once again demonstrating that everyone brings something to every experience. Thanks to DWCC staff for hosting TAS. It is our hope that we can continue to work with TSS to develop more opportunities and creative methods to involve people with disabilities