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BAXTER'S PINNACLE CLOSED - MAY 26, 2018

Effective immediately, the Baxter’s Pinnacle climbing route, as well as the social trail that branches from the horse trail and serves as the approach route to the climb is closed for the protection of nesting falcons and their young.  The climb "No Perches" is outside the closure area and remains open.  Please see attached map.  

As reminder Inspiration Point and select trails in the Jenny Lake Area are closed for the season due to trail construction work.  Please obey all posted closures in the area to help trail crew get their work done safely!
Permits are required for all overnight trips into backcountry and can be obtained at the visitor centers in Moose or Colter Bay.  The Jenny Lake Ranger Station will open on June 2nd at 8:00 a.m.

SPRING UPDATE - MAY 4, 2018

Backcountry trails and routes remain mostly snow-covered and in winter-like condition at all but the lowest elevations.  The high country is still covered in deep snow and a wet slab cycle of avalanches left a considerable amount of evidence behind last week.  Additional precipitation and/or warming temperatures continue to have the potential to create dangerous avalanche conditions during the upcoming months of May and June.  Backcountry users should remain extremely cautious with route selection and timing in the high country while negotiating this transitional snow pack.  The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is no longer issuing avalanche forecasts for this winter season, however, their website still provides access to relevant weather station data.    
Avalanche Debris on Mt St John - 5.4.18
Inspiration Point is closed for the season due to construction.  Please obey all posted closures in the area to help trail crew get their work done safely!

The Teton Park Road is now open to motor vehicle traffic, however, services remain limited until mid to late May.  Permits are required for all overnight trips into backcountry and can be obtained at the visitor center in Moose.  The Jenny Lake Ranger Station will open on June 2nd at 8:00 a.m.