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SNOW ON THE MOUNTAINS - SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2013   Winter Weather Continues!  

Snow continues to fall on and off above 10,500'.  We are finding about 6" of snow at that elevation and more at higher elevations in 2-3 foot wind drifts.  Another cold storm is forecast for mid-week which could double that amount.

 Next Wave 9/28/2013
9/29/2013 - Snow amounts at 10,500'


SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
A winter storm has taken shape and hit the Tetons with snow.  The amount of snow varies from 1-6" with more snow in the forecast for Thursday (26th) and Friday (27th).  The high peaks are now snow covered and icy, expect snow, ice and verglas in most areas.  These conditions will prevail until warmer days return then some south aspects at lower elevations could dry enough for some fall climbing. 

JENNY LAKE RANGER STATION CLOSED - SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is closed for the season.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose. Call 307-739-3309 for more information.  

As we move into fall, climbers and hikers should be prepared to deal with the changing conditions, including: 

  • snow, ice and verglas in shaded areas, especially on north and west aspects above 11,000 feet
  • freezing overnight temperatures.
  • shorter days - usable light only lasts until about 7:30 - 8:00 pm 
Also specific route condition updates will be limited as we move into fall and staffing is reduced to winter levels.  The HOMEPAGE will continue to provide updates on general conditions in the Teton Range throughout the year.