Sunrise on Mt Owen & the Grand - 8/21/12Campsites 14A, 14B & 16 at Leigh Lake have re-opened. Climbers and hikers must still remain vigilant in the backcountry as bears remain active throughout the Teton Range.
Route conditions changed very during the past two weeks with hot, dry weather persisting. Overnight temperatures have remained above freezing in all but the very highest parts of the range. However, a thunderstorm last night left behind a small amount of snow and ice on the Owen-Spalding Route with reports that the Owen Chimney was iced up in the morning hours. By early afternoon the route was fairly dry and the snow and ice did not cause much problem. Keep checking back for updates as we enter the time of year when conditions start to fluctuate frequently with the late summer/fall weather.