Earlier this month, a crew of sailors in the South Pacific encountered something they had never seen before: roughly 58 square miles of floating rock in the middle of the ocean. The rock in question was pumice resulting from the eruption of underwater volcanos near the Polynesian island of Tonga. Pumice is less dense than water, which is how it can float.
While the floating pumice raft might be temporarily hazardous to sailors, it could mean good news for the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The Reef is currently suffering from extreme coral bleaching, which occurs when water temperatures cause the living coral to expel algae in their tissue, leading to coral death. The raft is heading towards Australia, and experts say it could help by bringing marine life and new coral with it. In essence, it can act to re-stock the Great Barrier Reef with new organisms vital to its survival.
The fixed-cable route up Half Dome is often crowded. Wikimedia Commons photo. 29-year-old Danielle Burnett of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away on Thursday, September 5th after falling 500 feet from the fixed-cable route up Half Dome. An eyewitness posted non-graphic photos of the pre-incident scene, and described what happened: RELATED: Scenes from Jackson's Saddle Butte Fire - Shawn Slimp, via Facebook. The National Park Service has instituted a 300 hiker-per-day permit system to
Jackson, get ready! On Saturday, September 14, we are throwing the winter kick-off party of the year, with the world premiere of our new feature-length ski and snowboard film, . Join the TGR crew and support a great cause - 100% of the proceeds benefit local charity partners! RELATED: Check Out TGR's 'Shop For a Cause' Kicking off with the 2nd Annual FarOutFest at the base of JHMR in Teton Village, the bike park will open at noon, with live music all day beginning at 1:00pm. Plus,
After seeing snow in the Alps this past weekend, it’s time to spread the love to North America this week. It might only be the middle of September, and still technically summer, but the weather forecast is calling for as much as 10 inches of snow above 10,000 feet in the Tetons. The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement for the area detailing as much. It mentions one to three inches possibly falling in the valley. Time to break out the snow tires? RELATED: Gravity