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BAXTER'S PINNACLE CLOSED, RANGER STATION OPEN - JUNE 3, 2017

Effective immediately, an area including Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully will be closed due to an active peregrine falcon nest (see map below).  Peregrines are territorial and aggressive birds especially while nesting and incubating eggs; they become even more protective after their chicks hatch.  This area will remain closed indefinitely until the young birds have fledged or biologists determine there is no longer a risk to either climbers or the falcons.

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is now open daily from 8-5 p.m.  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 Jenny Lake Ranger Station, Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, or the Colter Bay Visitor Center.  Detailed information can be found in the links on the right.