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Matching donations to the Jenny Lake Rangers Fund

Donations made to the Jenny Lake Rangers Fund will be matched until September 18th, 2015. To find out more information click on the link below:

http://www.cfjacksonhole.org/old-bills-fun-run/

Late summer conditions. August 31, 2015

Late August and early September can produce a variety of weather patterns compounded by shorter, cooler days. Conditions may be dry today, winter tomorrow, dry by the end of the week. This is a condition report that you should expect to hear until we move into a more predictable weather pattern. Climbers should expect that the likelihood to encounter afternoon storms in the Tetons to be fairly high. These storms can create and maintain alpine conditions like snow, ice and verglas. Remember that rockfall hazard increases with precipitation. Keep an eye to the sky, stay mindful that conditions are constantly changing up high and come prepared for anything.  Groups of over 3 climbers will take quite a bit longer for an ascent and could put the group in jeopardy of being caught in an afternoon storm, please plan your route options carefully. Be prepared for cold ascents in the morning hours.

Drying Conditions in the High Country, 2015

Most of the standard routes in the high country are in good shape.  Axe and crampons not needed but for some of the higher, shady terrain.

ALPINE CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY- July 19, 2015

Storms continue to roll through the Tetons creating and maintaining alpine conditions like snow, ice and verglas. In periods of extended, unsettled weather such as we're currently in, it's important to continue studying the past, present and future weather conditions. What fell as rain or snow may quickly turn to verglas. What is iced up today could be dry tomorrow. Remember that rockfall hazard increases with precipitation. Keep an eye to the sky, stay mindful that conditions are constantly changing up high and come prepared for anything.

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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