Episode 6 – A Climber’s Perspective: The Evolution of Jackson Hole with Bill Johnson

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan sits down with Bill Johnson. Bill began writing his story about Jackson Hole in 1961 when he arrived for a two week climbing trip. When Bill first started coming to the valley, the local economy only provided for summer employment. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort had not opened, winter tourism did not exist, and only the old time locals would remain through the winter. Bill used the winter off season to venture back to California to work for his friend Yvon Chouinard, surf and sail. In this episode Bill talks about how Jackson has changed in 50 years, helping build Teton Village and how to have the ultimate work/life balance.

Bill does not have email or other gadgets, just an old fashioned flip phone.

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About the author, Stephan C

Hello podcast world. I am Stephan Abrams the host and creator of The Jackson Hole Connection. I’ve been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since the summer of 1999, when I moved here to visit with my brother. I immediately fell in love with this place and knew I would call Jackson Hole my home...

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