I don't think the folks around Jackson Hole will be so thrilled at Sarah Pileggi's lighthearted mention of snakebite remedies as one of the ingredients of a field pack for that area.
I was born and raised in Jackson Hole, and have hunted and fished over the entire valley and the mountains that surround the valley, and I have never seen a poisonous snake of any kind. Nor have I ever heard of anyone else who has ever seen one.
But Mrs. Pileggi did leave out one of the pack's most important items when she failed to mention mosquito repellent. I have heard that the early settlers in Jackson Hole used to carry Colt .45s to keep the mosquitoes from carrying off the livestock.
HAROLD (TOBY) FERRIN
Photographer John Zimmerman has gone to great lengths to make an outstanding picture. He must have moved Jenny Lake to the west side of the Tetons. "Dawn breaks over the Tetons..." your caption reads. When my wife and I sat on the shores of Jenny Lake we would always watch the sun set behind the Tetons.
Please make Zimmerman put the lake back. We liked it better the old way.
?It's back where it belongs now.—ED.