Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Winter is Coming!

Sunrise in Grand Teton National Park
With some fresh snow in the Tetons, we are getting very excited for winter in Jackson Hole! Teton Backcountry Rentals will be back in full swing by December 20th at our shop at 565 N Cache St. We will have similar hours as last winter, but will be doing things a bit differently. Now that we have a year round store front, we will be focusing our rentals out of the shop. Not to worry though, we will still offer delivery for people who need it! Our store front will be open from 4pm-8pm daily renting splitboards, avalanche safety gear, snowshoe packages and more! With these hours, our goal is to get people the gear they need to rent the night before they will be using it.

We are excited to be renting Voile Spartan Splitboards with new Voile Speed Rail Bindings. After experimenting with multiple brands over the last few seasons we are confident that Voile provides an awesome product that handles all conditions well, floats in the pow, and holds up to the abuse of rental! The new Speed rail bindings are new for 2016/2017 and we are sure that our renters will really appreciate not having to fuss around with the pin system. Stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What a view! It's astonishing that such a beautiful camp site can be found only twenty minutes outside of Jackson. 

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land. I found this slice of heaven roughly two miles from the entrance.   

I've outfitted my Ford Escape with everything one could need.  A lifted cot keeps me comfortable, weeks worth of food makes for a happy stomach, and five gallons of water quenches my thirst. With food, water, and shelter covered, home is where I lay my head.

With over 3,000 miles of road to discover and hundreds of trails to hike, this summer will be filled with new discoveries.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Making a Home in the Tetons

Nothing tops waking up across from the Grand Teton. New mountain ranges are humbling for even the most seasoned camper.

My name is Jake Ploen and I am the newest employee at Teton Backcountry Rentals. I have a unique opportunity to share my experiences and new adventures as I discover the West. 

I grew up in Naperville, Illinois where the world is flat and life is fast. College is the standard, accompanied by eye gouging student loans. After graduation, I faced a world of unknowns and endless possibility, a trip to the Yellowstone Ecostystem gave me a sense of where I belong.

Last year I discovered Jackson, Wyoming, where I felt an incredible sense of being. The land is beautiful and the residents thrive in the outdoors. Millions of people visit each season creating and ebb and flow of tourist traffic. Summer being the busiest time.

For the next several months I will be archiving my way as I make a home under the Tetons. I'll keep updating as I discover new things!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Toyota Tundra Camper ready for rentals!

Our Toyota Tundra with a brand new Phoenix Pop-Up Camper is ready for action! Give us a call to book your summer adventure today. Avoid the busy campgrounds and enjoy sleeping in comfort in a dry warm bed every night.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Open for Business at 565 N Cache St!

TBR is officially open for the summer season! Our new location at 565 N Cache St. is conveniently located across from the Jackson Hole Visitor's Center and on the way north to Grand Teton National Park. We have expanded our inventory to handle the busiest times of the summer. We are once again excited to be sharing a location with Gaper Guide, making us a one stop shop for the gear and guidance you need to have a great day exploring GTNP and YNP! Stop in and say hi, and definitely send visitors our way!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

4x4 Pop-Up Camper Rentals

Teton Backcountry Rentals is excited to announce that we will be renting 4x4 adventure vehicles this summer! We will be offering two fully equipped Toyota trucks with Phoenix Pop-up Campers! They are the perfect solution for exploring Jackson Hole and Yellowstone! Make anywhere a great and comfortable campsite with a spacious queen bed, indoor cooking, and the privacy of a big clunky camper, all in a small and agile package! Stay tuned for more updates soon!