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NPS BROTHER LOST, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - FEBRUARY 2, 2013


The Jenny Lake Rangers and all of Grand Teton National Park extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Nick Gillespie.  Nick passed away on January 27, 2013 after being caught in an avalanche while skiing on Survey Peak in the northern part of Grand Teton National Park.  The loss of one of our own NPS brethren is heartbreaking, and Nick will be missed dearly by all those who had the pleasure of knowing, living, and/or working with him.

If you would like to honor Nick in some tangible way, his mother and father request that you donate to either the Jenny Lake Rangers Fund or Teton County Search and Rescue.  

THE MORNING AFTER - FEBRUARY 2, 2013


A large slab avalanche on the SE shoulder of Teewinot - 2/2/2013
After a week of unsettled weather dumped approximately 2-3 feet of new snow in the mountains, today dawned clear, revealing a snow-plastered Teton Range.  Elevated avalanche danger exists throughout the range on all aspects and elevations.  For detailed information on the snowpack and avalanche danger in the Teton Range please visit the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center website.   

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