Surrounded by towering, tree-studded rock walls, Teton Whitewater LLC’s rafts soar over the crests and plunge into the troughs of Snake River’s whitewaters. Teton Whitewater’s guides specialize in navigating Jackson Hole’s swift, winding channels, equipping adventurers to safely paddle the 8-mile course. For those who seek a more sedate rafting trip, guides helm scenic floats, which afford opportunities to point out wildlife, spotlight the region’s natural history, and wink at passing tugboat captains.
Throngs of excited runners crouch along the starting line, all dressed in pristine white T-shirts. As the Color in Motion 5K begins, the sea of bodies sets off along the course, where handfuls of purple-, blue-, and yellow-colored powder start flying in from the sidelines. The safe concoction of cornstarch and dye sprinkles onto faces, shirts, shorts, and skin, dressing runners in a technicolor haze. Teams or individuals make their way through the 5K course, and finish the race wearing a pallet of washable and biodegradable paint. Each race partners and benefits local charities, with racers running individually, in teams, or sponsored by their favorite Crayola color.