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LAKE ICE UNSAFE! - April 24, 2015

BEWARE!  The lake ice on the valley floor is unsafe.  A visitor fell through ice on Leigh Lake a few days ago and rangers in the Colter Bay District are reporting that Jackson Lake is no longer safe for travel.  The outlet area of String Lake is completely open water and Jenny Lake has open water showing along the shoreline and among several interior cracks and pockets.  Please be extra cautious around all valley lakes in the Park!  

Jenny Lake ice looking thin and weak!  - April 24, 2015


An unseasonably warm and dry February and March has left Jackson Hole with a thin and rapidly disappearing snow pack as we head into April.  Snow-free south facing aspects below 8,000' are no longer the exception, but are becoming the rule, as the impact of the sun's increasingly stronger rays becomes greater.  The Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain has been plowed and is bare and dry, open exclusively to hiker/biker traffic until May 1st.  The valley lakes are still frozen, however, extra caution is warranted now as the ice becomes thinner and more suspect during the spring thaw.  Above 9,000' winter-like conditions prevail and travelers can expect typical, and extensive, snow coverage in the Teton Range for this time of year.

Stay tuned for more spring updates as we get ready for another Teton summer season!  Stay safe!

Teton Park Road - April 9, 2015
Jenny Lake remains frozen, but the low hills behind are almost snow-free! - April 9, 2015
The Teton high country remains very winter-like - April 9, 2015