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GETTTING READY FOR THE SEASON - MAY 31, 2013


       Look close to pick out the rainbow hovering over the helicopter during  yesterday's training. 

Yesterday's storm deposited 8 to 9 inches of snow in the high country and some Teton skiers were out at it this morning. Small sluffs of the new snow can be seen on the peaks. Currently, the snow level is at approximately 8,500 feet. Most valley trails are dry with some mud and very isolated patches of snow. Trail crews have been hard at work clearing trees. Currently, the snow level is at approximately 8,500 feet. 


REMINDER:  Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully are closed due to an active peregrine falcon nest. The nearby climb, No Perches Necessary is open.  Please be sensitive during this critical nesting period. 

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station will open for the summer season at 8 a.m. on June 8, 2013.

Over the next couple weeks, keep an eye out for the first conditions information updates of the 2013 season!    

Backcountry camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park.  Climbers and hikers can obtain free backcountry camping permits at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center prior to June 8.  Detailed information can be found in the links on the right.