Why take photos while walking when you can take photos on the back of a speeding snowmobile?
To my knowledge this is the first instameet on Ski-Doos and definitely the first one in Jackson Hole. The purpose of the instameet was to organize an unforgettable day with Instagram users from the area. I also invited local businesses to join and support the event so it was complimentary for the participants.
A special thanks to all the sponsors:
Togwotee Adventures for the snowmobile tour to the hot springs,
E.leaven for the snacks,
Jackson Hole Winery for the wine tasting and winery tour,
MADE and Mountain Dandy for the gift certificates,
and Snake River Brewery for an amazing lunch… with beer!
Togwotee Lodge held a “best photo of the day” contest, so check out the two winners at the bottom of the post. They each get a night stay for two!
*Check out the first instameet I organized in Florence.
Instameet on Snowmobiles: #WWIM11Tetons
I wanted the hashtag to quickly explain where we’re located and since this was a global event I wanted the Tetons to represent us in terms of adventure and cool-factor. The Tetons are very cool and Jackson Hole is one of the most famous ski resort towns in the world.
The day involved snowmobiling in Jackson Hole out to Granite Hot Springs, grabbing a snack at the trailhead with a wine tasting, a winery tour, shopping for artisan goodies and lunch at the local brewery. What a day! Most of us didn’t stop there—we mustered up enough energy to go to the free Michael Franti concert at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, A.K.A. The Village.
Here was our day, in pictures:
Thanks to all who came out to #wwim11tetons! We had an incredible group and we look forward to choosing the best photos of the day…the winner will get a night stay at @Togwoteelodge! Check out #wwim11tetons to see the beautiful photos from yesterday's #wwim11…standing for "world wide instameet, 11th edition".
Name that peak?! Give'r gloves Keeping me dry and warm on my maiden voyage! #firstsnowmobileride #firstinstameet #wwim11 #wwim11tetons @tianapix @igerswyoming @madejacksonhole @mountaindandy @everycornerastory_ @christinaadelephoto @ryanjonsheets @thedancingwind @bdurgan @stephenwilli @tetontales @lane_528 @koten_photo
Hard-working sled dog team in the Gros Ventre Mountains – seen while snowmobiling to Granite Hot Springs at #wwim11tetons yesterday. Krissy of @snakeriverbrew was an awesome snowmobile driver! Thanks again also to @togwoteelodge @jacksonholewinery @madejacksonhole @tianapix @igerswyoming and everyone else I got to meet for all of the fun! #wwim11
#Instameetup happening in Granite Hot Springs, Wyoming. We probably win the award for the most remote location. Photo @lathamjenkins #wwim11 #wwim11tetons #myfirstinstameet #jacksonhole #granitehotsprings @instagram @tianapix @igerswyoming @togwoteelodge @eleavenfood @madejacksonhole & @mountaindandy @everycornerastory_ @christinaadelephoto @ryanjonsheets @thedancingwind @bdurgan @snakeriverbrewery @jacksonholewinery & @ianaschroth @jacksonholetraveler @stephenwilli @tetontales & @lane_528 @koten_photo @patrickgaff guide
Wine makes everything better, especially when locally produced in Jackson Hole by our friends @jacksonholewinery Thanks to Ian who joined us today for sharing his families creations. Available throughout the area. iPhone photo @lathamjenkins #onlyinjh #jacksonhole #wwim11 #wwim11tetons #myfirstinstameet #wine #winery #local #localfood @jacksonholewinery
It's been so inspiring to see all the #wwim11 photos! Here's John holding a smoke bomb in his glove from #wwim11tetons. Congrats to @joshsquirephotography for today's @instagram's feature for #colorsplashMIA! One of my favorite instameets was #wwim11milano where many of my friends participated like: @neumarc, @scooteromatours, @elisagram, @elenaciprietti, @andykate, @polylm and @milkydrop, check them out!
Mmmmmm beer. Homer Simpson would LOVE @snakeriverbrew. My favorite beer is their Pako's IPA. Krissy, who handles Snake River Brewery's marketing joined in the #wwim11tetons fun and offered us a filling lunch with pitchers of their beer, all brewed in-house. If you come to Jackson, you have to eat here. The menu is filled with thin crust pizza, elk sausage, pulled pork burgers, fresh trout…I could go on and on. #wwim11 #tianaeats
Winning shots of the day, congrats!
Days in the sun with existing and new friends from the @instagram community. A shared love of place, photography and community. iPhone photo @lathamjenkins #onlyinjh #jacksonhole #wwim11 #wwim11tetons #myfirstinstameet @tianapix @igerswyoming @togwoteelodge @eleavenfood @madejacksonhole & @mountaindandy @everycornerastory_ @christinaadelephoto @ryanjonsheets @thedancingwind @bdurgan @snakeriverbrewery @jacksonholewinery & @ianaschroth @jacksonholetraveler @stephenwilli @tetontales & @lane_528 @koten_photo @patrickgaff guide
Everyone had an amazing time and the sponsors were so grateful for being a part of an event that involved Instagram and the local community. And now I can cross snowmobiling in Jackson Hole off my list. Yeehaw!
Where were you for #wwim11?
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