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The high peaks above 9,500' lie under a fresh, white blanket of snow after a four day long storm of nearly continuous rain and snow battered the Teton Range.  Travelers should expect deeply drifted snow in places above this elevation and climbing routes in the high peaks to be in full winter conditions!  Trail hiking and rock climbing at the lower elevations remains snow-free, however, be aware that heavy precipitation events can increase the rockfall hazard in the days that follow.

Storm clearing - 10/1/2014
The Teton Range after the storm - 10/2/2014
Climbers and hikers are reminded that fall brings changing conditions that they should be prepared to deal with, including:
  • Snow, ice and verglas in shaded areas, especially on north and west aspects above 9,000'
  • Freezing overnight temperatures
  • Shorter days - usable light only lasts until about 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Backcountry camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park.  Climbers and hikers can obtain backcountry camping permits at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose.