In August, EXP Journeys hosted 2 large groups in Jackson, Wyoming. The clients were there to EXPerience the total solar eclipse along the path of totality on Monday, August 21. They viewed from a luxury camp created by American Safari Camp and the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole in Teton Village. A celestial rarity, this was the first total solar eclipse visible from within the United States in 38 years. and the first to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. In a cloudless Jackson Hole sky at 10:17 AM MDT, the moon moved in front of the sun and began blocking it out, starting with a small sliver. Totality occurred at 11:34 AM, the moon blocking out the sun’s light for 2 minutes and 20 seconds as the sun’s corona shone brightly from behind the moon. The star-filled sky turned dark blue, shadows crept across the ground, the temperature dropped 30 degrees, and animals reacted in odd ways. Some people screamed, some cried and others watched in awed silence. One thing was universal: everyone knew they EXPerienced something unforgettable. And they began planning for the next North American total solar eclipse on April 20, 2023.
Prior to the eclipse, the group in camp had the opportunity to go horseback riding & mountain biking in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, fly fishing on the Snake River, and enjoy all the amenities of camp including a private chef that prepared 3 days of amazing meals. After 'roughing it' in the forest for 4 days, guests transferred to the incredible Amangani and attended privately guided tours of Teton & Yellowstone National Parks as well as various other activities in and around Jackson Hole.
From left to right: The Moulton Barn with the Grand in the background. Sunset at the Amangani Resort. The actual total eclipse sequence capture from camp in Wilson, WY.
Photo credits: ASC guide Evan Thibodeau @swguideguy