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Hot temperatures continue to melt snow at a rapid pace and conditions are changing daily.  Of note, the Lower Saddle Approach and Owen-Spalding route are now both passable without an ice axe.  Climbers are reminded to remain cautious of wet rock, especially during colder temperatures when verglas can be problematic.  The Teton Crest Trail remains very snowy but only Paintbrush Divide requires the use of the an ice axe for safe passage.  The Sheep Steps and Hurricane Pass still have snow and some hikers may want an ice axe for those areas.  

The Owen Chimney is mostly dry and in good shape - 7.24.17