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ALPINE TERRAIN BEGINS TO OPEN UP - JULY 28, 2017

Alpine terrain in the Teton Range continues to open up as warm summer temperatures work on a snow pack that has proven to be quite stubborn in places.  An ice axe remains required to safely traverse Paintbrush Divide and some travelers may want an axe or poles for other sections of the Teton Crest Trail.  The Grand Teton, however, no longer requires an ice axe for approach, ascent, or descent via the Owen-Spalding or Exum Ridge.  See Current News & Notes for backcountry closures that remain in effect.  

Paintbrush Divide still requires an ice axe