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What makes living in Jackson Hole so special.

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What makes living in Jackson Hole so special.

By Luther Propst, as told to Maggie Theodora
Illustration by Walter Gerald

The majority of our evening meals are out on our deck. It’s just so interesting seeing everyone. We’ll wave at people walking their dogs and bikers going by. One of the main reasons we bought and love our Elk Run place is that it’s on Flat Creek—or almost on Flat Creek. There’s our back deck, then the bike path, and then the creek. Maybe the creek is thirty feet from the deck. I know not everyone who lives around here loves the tubers who float the creek, but I think they’re great. We don’t face a flat, slow section of the creek. At higher water, there’s a structure that was built to improve habitat and kids do wipe out going over it. All summer, we’ll watch kids fishing in the creek. Later in the summer, adults can fish, too. We see people practicing their casting and working the falls and holding waters. Sometimes they catch fish. Marathon runners pass by in September. Flat Creek and the pathways around it are kind of the mountain version of the promenades you have in towns and cities in Latin America and Spain.

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