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SNOW & COLD CONTINUE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

The unseasonably cold and snowy weather has continued unabated for over a week now and conditions remain challenging at best.  A foot of fresh snow is lying on the ground at Amphitheater Lake!  Expect severe winter-like conditions to continue and remain in the mountains unless/until we get a major change in the weather.   The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is closed for the season.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained at the visitor centers in Moose and Colter Bay.  Specific route condition updates will be limited as we transition to fall and staffing is reduced. This Homepage will continue to provide periodic updates on general Teton Range conditions.

The Teton Range cloaked in fresh snow - 9.22.17

SNOW! - SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

First snow of the season!  See yesterday's post for details...
A break in the clouds Saturday revealed snow in the high country - 9.16.17

FALL ARRIVES IN THE TETONS - SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

The Teton Range is receiving its first real dose of cooler fall weather, with high temperatures struggling to reach the 50's today and the possibility of snow tonight and into tomorrow!  Expect variable conditions in high mountain terrain and remember that the likelihood of encountering snow, ice, graupel and verglas increases dramatically this time of year even with seemingly favorable weather in the valley.

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is closed for the season.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained at the visitor centers in Moose and Colter Bay.  Specific route condition updates will be limited as we transition to fall and staffing is reduced. This Homepage will continue to provide periodic updates on general Teton Range conditions.

JENNY LAKE RANGER STATION CLOSED FOR SEASON - SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is closed for the season. Backcountry camping permits can be obtained at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose or the Colter Bay Visitor Center in Colter Bay. Call 307-739-3309 for more information.   A Jenny Lake Ranger will also be available by phone to answer specific route questions.

Although conditions remain warm and dry, climbers and hikers should be prepared to deal with changing conditions, including:
·         Snow, ice and verglas in shaded areas, especially on north and west aspects above 11,000 feet
·         Freezing overnight temperatures. On average, temperatures drop 3 degrees for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
·         Shorter days- usable light until 7:30-8:00 pm.
·         Rescue operations can be limited by reduced staffing, severe weather and limited helicopter use. Consider your climbing objectives carefully and be prepared for self-rescue. 
Specific route condition updates will be limited as we transition to fall and staffing is reduced. This Homepage will continue to provide periodic updates on general Teton Range conditions.