Jackson Hole, originally called Jackson's Hole, is a valley
located in the U.S. state of Wyoming, near the western border with Idaho. The
name "hole" derives from language used by early trappers or mountain
men, who primarily entered the valley from the north and east and had to
descend along relatively steep slopes, giving the sensation of entering a hole.
These low-lying valleys are surrounded by mountains and contain rivers and
streams, which were good habitat for beaver and other fur-bearing animals