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grand teton conditions/forecasts

Postby peladoboton » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:13 pm

I've got the tetons on my list of possibilities for a jaunt out west in the first full week of october....

any news on the ice situation up high, and if OS is looking good?

lemme know if any of yer would be interested as well (monday Oct 4 would be the day i'd be after it)
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:13 pm

It was a little icy in mid-August, so with a few storm that will inevitably occur by then, I would expect more ice. Depending on your comfort level with ice, it might be nothing to even think about. Talk to the climbing Rangers at Jenny Lake for a better report when you get there, and then consider that they may be telling you something not knowing the skill level you have. You might consider the Upper Exum if people report that as less icy.

Watch the Stettner Couloir for those big impressive slides.
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Postby hammsdrifter » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:52 pm

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman ... time=LOCAL
These two sites should give you some good info. The second link is to the weather station at the lower saddle, gives a good indication of possible temps.
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Postby Doublecabin » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:23 pm

I walked through up to 8" of snow and on 4' drifts hiking Peak 11,040'+ in the SW Absaroka on Sunday, 3 days after the last snow. I would guess the Tetons got in excess of 1' of snow out of those storms too. They looked pretty wintery on Friday.
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