“You’re a stranger here but once,” marks a sign at the Anvil Hotel, and that phrase resonates as our crew checks into the village of Jackson Hole. We’ve traveled here to shoot Canada Goose’s exclusive collection for Barneys, and we instantly feel welcomed by the cozy fire and the town’s Western charm. Outfitted in the brand’s FW18 versatile outerwear, we know we’ll be prepared for anything as we hit the road to discover the vast Wyoming terrain.
Our first destination is the National Elk Refuge, which—true to its name—is a prime location to spot wildlife and experience Jackson Hole’s beauty. There is a slight drizzle, but luckily our parkas are wind- and water-resistant. Through the car windows, our eyes are drawn upward to the beautiful Grand Teton Mountain range, and suddenly a small herd of pronghorn approaches. We pause to watch them prance through the valley’s endless golden landscape.
Next on our itinerary is Rendezvous Park. This local favorite is known for its trails and ponds. It’s also adjacent to the Snake River, which winds underneath the Tetons, and it’s hard to believe that behind every turn is another stunning scene. By early afternoon the temperature becomes milder—typical of Jackson’s fall weather—so we walk through the meadows, unzipping the jackets as the sun shines through the previously gray sky. Seeing the park’s sunlit foliage reflected in the water is a highlight of the trip.
After lunch in town near Jackson Square‘s recognizable antler arches, we walk back to the hotel to rest and recharge. The change in scenery means a jacket swap—luckily, reversible bombers makes a refresh easy. Throughout the trip, the versatile piece, available in men’s and women’s, proves to be a favorite of the collection.
For the final leg of the day, we gear up for a big hike near Curtis Canyon Campground. A local recommended this trail for its epic vantage point, so we drive up the curved road through the forest, anxious to discover how the town could possibly hold yet another impressive view. Jackson is nestled between two mountain ranges, and as we drive we see the snowcapped Tetons on our left with Jackson Peak to our right.
We park near the grounds and begin to climb farther up the hill. The natural backdrop of Wyoming is breathtaking, and although Canada Goose prides itself on being made in Canada, the coats fit in perfectly on America’s old frontier. Once at higher ground, we stop to fully take in the picturesque view, humbled by this experience that brought us all together.