All posts by Craig Benjamin


    To create the Jackson Hole we want, we have to put our chips on the table. Jackson, WY – Halfway up the boot pack on Mt. Glory for a dawn patrol lap with two good friends, I...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: Know Before You Go

    Outdoor winter revelry can come at a high cost to our wild neighbors. Jackson, WY – We knew it was wrong, but we didn’t care. Over the past few seasons we’d logged hundreds of laps in Granite...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Will for Moose-Wilson

    Park is setting a good pace to protect corridor, now the public must guide it to the finish line. Jackson, WY – The Moose-Wilson corridor in Grand Teton National Park will always hold a special place in...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: Crosstown Traffic

    Transit is the ticket to tackling seasonal vehicular madness. Jackson, WY – We all felt it this summer, and it didn’t feel good. Seasonal traffic congestion that was worse than ever. On one particular Wednesday, it felt...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: Backcountry Zero

    How Teton County Search and Rescue saved my life. Jackson, WY – It’s the phone call every parent dreads. “Mr. Benjamin, this is Rachel, Craig’s roommate. I don’t want to alarm you, but Craig and a friend...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: This Land Is…

    A takeover of federal lands would have disastrous consequences. Jackson, WY – We knew better. The hiking guidebook bluntly states, “The exit on this trail is a sandy, shadeless, brutal uphill slog and the low elevations here...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: Keep Jackson Wild

    Citizens must take steps to ensure peaceful co-existence among ‘everyone’ Black bears breaking into a Hoback home, raiding picnics at String Lake and shutting down the Moose-Wilson road. Smoke from monster wildfires across the west fouling our...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Tipping Point

    More commercial development will push a struggling community further off balance. Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Two years ago my wife Stacy and I decided to leave successful careers in Seattle and move back to Jackson Hole –...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: Five times the feces?

    Speak up now to keep Wyoming waters clean Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Imagine you’re on a backpacking trip with your kids somewhere in the Wyoming backcountry. You come across a shallow mountain stream, the kids wade in...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • GUEST OPINION: Curbing dirty energy

    State officials must blaze a new path to protect Wyoming’s other resources This piece is part two in a two-part series (the first part – “Fueling the Future” – ran on July 28) leading up to a...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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