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SPRING AT LAST! - MAY 10, 2013


Jenny Lake Overlook - 5/10/13
After a cold April kept things mostly frozen on the valley floor, spring seems to finally be taking hold as the snowline retreats up the hillsides and the lakes begin to thaw.  Consistent snow will be encountered at an elevation of approximately 7500-8000'.  The snowpack appears to have transitioned at all but the highest, shaded elevations with most aspects and elevations showing signs of late-day avalanche activity.  

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.
 Retreating snowline on St Johns & Rockchuck - 5/10/13
Some evidence of wet slide activity on NE Snowfields - Mt Owen - 5/10/13