Mountain Khakis is on a search for quality photography depicting your adventures in MKs. We're officially inviting you to submit any and all lifestyle images for consideration by us. We are always looking for images that help define our tagline, "Built For The Mountain Life" both in and outside of the traditional mountain town environments. All submissions should be lo-resolution JPEGS and be emailed to me, MK Marketing Manager, Shannon Brooks Hamby, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions become the property of MK, and we're willing to trade usage for free pants. For all of you budding lifestyle photographers, take a tip from one of the masters - Steve Casimiro gives some great photography advice on the NGA website as a follow up from his trip to Patagonia.
Teton Pass, WY is a mountain pass 15 miles west of Jackson and is a popular spot for backcountry skiing and touring in the winter. This year the parking lot at the top of the pass is reaching capacity on a daily basis, and is often full by 7:30am. What happens once the lot is full is people park in several different turnouts along the road, turnouts that are there for the snow plows and emergency vehicles. The parking situation on the pass is starting to become an problem. Another issue to face is a common one when considering any backcountry location: safety. The more people that hike the pass, the more likely you are to have someone trigger an avalanche by skiing somewhere they shouldn't. Too many skiiers and boarders are riding this terrain without proper avalanche knowledge and equipment, and sooner or later somebody is going to get hurt. The problem here is that people assume that because there are several other people around or someone else has recently skiied a line, it must be safe. This is just not the case, and the chances for an accident only increase as more people hit the backcountry each year