Wildfire smoke settles in over a dry Teton Range - 8/3/12
The Teton Range continues to bake in the hot sun as this summer shapes up to be on the very hot and dry side of the spectrum. Conditions on most routes in the Tetons are quite dry making for excellent rock climbing conditions. Alpine snow and ice routes are rapidly wasting away and the melted snow on these routes has left behind sections of unpleasant loose rock. Most approaches and descents can be accomplished without an ice axe. Check the individual route conditions pages for details.