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ABUNDANT SNOW REMAINS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS - JULY 1, 2017

Hikers and climbers continue to have to deal with significant snowy travel at the higher elevations and in the upper halves of the Park's canyons.  Ice axes (and crampons in the early morning hours) continue to be necessary in order to safely approach and descend from the Lower Saddle, the Owen-Spalding Route on the Grand Teton, and many of the Park's alpine rock climbs.  Mountain passes along the Teton Crest Trail also require an ice axe for safe passage and hikers should be prepared to deal with many, many miles of snow travel along the route!  Many canyon trails are difficult to follow above their halfway points.  Backcountry closures remain in effect in the Jenny Lake/Hidden Falls Area and at Baxter's Pinnacle (see links in Current News & Notes).  Stock travel is also closed to through traffic in Paintbrush Canyon due to a damaged bridge.  Please stop in and see us at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station to get the latest conditions information before your trip!

The view of Death Canyon Shelf and Alaska Basin from the Grand....SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!