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MARCH 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Here are a few photos taken during a recent tour over Peak 10,696 to Mt. Buck  showing the upper elevation snowpack.  The days are getting longer now, locals are getting higher into the mountains and it looks like we could have a good spring ski season this year.  

Veiled Peak - Avalanche Canyon South Fork Pass

East Ridge of Buck Mountain

Mt. Wister


FEBRUARY 17, 2014 
Photos taken after the recent Valentines Day Storm.  Numerous large avalanches occurred during this  week long storm system that delivered several feet of heavy snow at upper elevations and rain in the valley.  Another storm is expected this week adding to the strain on the snowpack. Safe travels to all!


Teewinot - Crooked Thumb Gully

Pesticide Gulch

Rimed North Face



JANUARY 25, 2014 
Photos taken during recent travels into the mountains.  

East Face of Teewinot
Nez Perce & The Sliver
Middle Teton
Static Peak & Buck Mountain


DECEMBER 8, 2013
We knew the cold air had arrived when we reached the top of 25 Short.  Our skis stopped sliding and our exposed skin began to freeze.  It was only -3 on that clear afternoon as the arctic air settled in for the next week.  So we quickly snapped a couple photos and skied down before dark.   Since that day, temperatures have dropped and ranged between 16 below zero and a daytime high of zero at the JHMR Raymer Station (9360').   A recently heard comment, this is the earliest cold snap in twenty years.  

 12/3/13 - Grand Teton avalanche 
12/3/13 - Approaching arctic air 

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is
Backcountry camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park. Permits are free and can be obtained year-round at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose and during the summer months at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and Jenny Lake Ranger Station. Detailed information can be found in the links on the right.

All route condition information has been removed from this site for the winter season, however, the HOME PAGE will continue to provide periodic updates on general conditions in the Teton Range throughout the winter.

~The Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers