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Significant snow remains in the high country, but conditions are changing fast!  The Owen-Spalding and Upper Exum routes on the Grand Teton no longer require an ice axe and crampons for safe ascent or descent.  There is still patchy snow along all routes that can mostly be avoided, however, a significant amount of wet rock also exists and climbers are reminded to be alert for verglas in cold temperatures.  An ice axe is still recommended for the Lower Saddle Approach and mountain passes along the Crest Trail.  

View of the south side of the Grand from the Middle - 7.24.17