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The snow and winter-like conditions in the high country have remained in place ever since the first storms in mid September hit.  Hikers and climbers traveling above 9,000 feet should be prepared for deep, drifted snow in places, making travel difficult.  Dangerous avalanche conditions are also a possibility in steep terrain at these elevations.  

Camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry.  Permits can be obtained at the visitor center in Moose until it closes for the winter at 5pm on October 31st.  Beginning November 1st, backcountry camping permits can be obtained Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:30 pm) at the front desk in the Park Headquarters Building.  To obtain a permit on weekends please contact Park Dispatch at (307) 739-3301.