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AVALANCHE DANGER REMAINS HIGH - May 30, 2015

Significant wet snow avalanche activity was observed throughout the Teton Range today.  Evidence of both point release and slab avalanches was visible on Teewinot's East Face and rangers reported that wet slides were easily triggered by human travel.  Warm temperatures, recent heavy rain and snow, and strong solar radiation have produced a very weak snowpack in the alpine.  While these conditions remain please use EXTREME CAUTION when deciding whether or not to travel on or under steep snow slopes.  


REMINDERS:  

Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully remained closed due to an active peregrine falcon nest.  Please respect this closure while they attempt to successfully raise more young.

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.  Detailed information can be found in the links on the right.