I will be moving to Jackson Hole at the end of October from Maine and was wondering if there is any boating to be done in the general vacinity at that time of year? I dont mind of its cold but is there water?!
I don't usually do the Snake River Canyon above Alpine (the famous whitewater section) after September/October, but I recall a conversation with a river ranger who said you could do it all winter long if you really wanted to (just reporting a conversation not a personal; observation). So, November should be fine. I bet Cottonwood rapid would be pretty boney. I think the lakes will also be ice free in part of November if you like to do that. Grand Teton NP closes the Snake to human access for the winter, but I don't know exactly when that begins. Other portions of the Snake (outside GTNP) would be open.
Back in the early 90's I can recall a couple of feet of fresh snow on Thanksgiving. It was not uncommon to have a cold snap in early December where it went down to 25 (or more) below zero. Seems like lately the cold snaps are a bit later and a bit shorter. The Thanksgiving snow is still a good possibility.
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