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SNOWY CONDITIONS REMAIN - MAY 27, 2017

Snow-free conditions remain the exception, rather than the rule on all but the lowest elevation trails, where there are larger sections of dry trail showing.  Travel in the high country above 9,000 feet is still 100% snow and an ice axe and, possibly crampons, are needed for safe travel in steep terrain and while traversing mountain passes.  Avalanches are still a potential threat and backcountry users should remain cautious, especially on steep slopes during hot afternoons.  

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station will open on June 3rd at 8:00 a.m.  Trail closures remain in effect along the southwest shore of Jenny Lake and at Hidden Falls. 

Looking into Garnet Canyon - 5.23.17     

SPRING UPDATE & TRAIL CLOSURE - MAY 12, 2017

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Warm temperatures over the past two weeks have had an impact on snow conditions in the Teton Range.  Evidence of point slope releases and "roller balls" is abundant on the high peaks.  Freezing overnight temperatures have been hit or miss, resulting in poor and unsafe travel conditions at times.  Trails in the valley are beginning to melt out, but travel is still cumbersome and difficult due to lingering snow drifts.  The Inspiration Point area is no exception and hikers should be prepared to deal with significant snow travel that is difficult and potentially hazardous at this time.  Hikers should also be aware of several area trail closures, including Hidden Falls, due to ongoing construction work (see above map).