Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

Moran Junction, the Snake River, in Spring. This view is iconic to our souls. Last May 2019 we vantripped through Grand Teton (via Yellowstone) National Park as a family. We had just imported our van from Canada and this trip was a victory lap through lands whose history and sacredness called to us as U.S. citizens profoundly blessed to have them. We were also traveling to commemorate our connection between our business passion, Khala & Company, and the National Parks Conservation Association who we supported during NPCA’s Centennial Year. We took the opportunity to generate loads of product shots for our Khala Cloths, reusable food wraps, and their unique print design from artwork created by Khala founder, Tamar (also who is holding up the covered bowl in the photo). Elk bugle, flickers percuss, bears emerge to roam for food in the “Windows into the Still-Wild” Khala Cloths design, here wrapped around a bowl of camping leftovers. During 2019, we donated product and proceeds from sales of this product to NPCA because we believe in using the abundance of our hard-working company to invest in the #poweroftheparks

Sincerely,
Tamar

Grand Teton National Park

This spectacular destination preserves a dramatic stretch of the Teton Range bordering the Snake River. One of the unusual features of these distinctive mountains is the absence of foothills, meaning that there are no smaller mountains blocking the view. The park also features glacier-carved lakes, a historic district of weathered buildings made by 19th century Mormon homesteaders, and an abundance of wildlife large and small, including nearly 1,000 bison that roam the grassy fields in herds.

State(s): Wyoming

Established: 1929

“....as we have seen with COVID-19, when we cannot visit the parks in person, we confront an obstacle of inaccessibility we might have been taking for granted before. (We recognize this acutely because we had made plans to kick off National Parks week by camping in Arches as a family!) To think of how this obstacle of access exists for people even before (and after) this era invigorates us to advocate for accessibility, which NPCA does so well. But measured "access"- because what COVID-19 has also shown us is the ecological regeneration and rest that occurs without so many human visitors. We also stand for minimizing our environmental impact on these blessed lands, and as the grand re-opening occurs it will be important to observe how we apply the lessons of COVID-19. We support the parks because we want our species' return to their lands to be beneficial to all!”

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