We’ve entered the busy season here at Grand Teton, & chances are you’ll run into other visitors while out on the trails. Be sure to watch out for your fellow hikers, leave room so others can pass, & remember those going uphill have right of way. Following good trail etiquette ensures that everyone has an enjoyable time while out on the trail. (JB)
Photo courtesy of J. Bonney
Sandhill cranes are fairly social birds that live in pairs or family groups throughout the year? In the winter, these birds gather in large “survival groups” that occasionally number in the thousands. (JB)
Photo courtesy of J. Risinger
Check out this moose making a splash in Phelps Lake! Did you know moose can dive up to 18 feet deep!? How will you #makeyoursplash
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act?
Photo Courtesy of A. Falgoust, taken with a high zoom lens (aef)
Planning on heading out for a hike? Don’t forget to pack (and drink!) plenty of water, snacks, sunblock and a hat! It’s easy to get dehydrated, sunburned, and/or overheated as the temperature climbs and so do you. No hike is fun when you don’t feel well! #mygrandteton
NPS Photo(Taggart Lake)/ K. Morrissey (km)
It’s your river. Make your splash! Even the beavers are getting in on the fun and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the #wildandscenicriver
act. #makeyoursplash #unetealacorriente #wildandscenic #mygrandteton #mygtnp
A kayaker observes a beaver in the Snake River while floating from the Jackson Lake Dam to the Pacific Creek landing. Make sure to check out our boating webpage at nps.gov/grte for required materials for boating on the Snake.
A brother and sister enjoy their first view of the Tetons over Jackson Lake. •
There seems to be so much beauty in this place that it’s impossible to not want to share it with someone. Who have you enjoyed this place with? Who would you like to share this place with?
NPS photo/G. Lemen (gal)
Find your park. Find your solitude. Where do you find solitude?
Aptly named, Lake Solitude is an excellent place to find solace within the park. Before heading out into the high country, check current trail conditions to ensure that you are appropriately skilled and prepared for your adventure. Many passes and divides within the park still require the use of crampons and ice axes for safe travel. The climbing rangers at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station are an excellent resource for planning high elevation backcountry travel. #findyourpark #mygrandteton
Photos Courtesy of A. Falgoust (aef)
The picturesque Jenny Lake Overlook is an ideal location for a #safeplaceselfie
When taking selfies within Grand Teton National Park, be aware of your surroundings and remain a safe distance from all wildlife.
NPS Photo (aef)
The National Park Service has implemented an emergency closure in the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas on the west side of Jenny Lake for human safety. Some recently expanding cracks and fissures have been identified in a large rock buttress above the Hidden Falls viewing area.
Superintendent David Vela said, “Human safety is our number one priority, and with an abundance of caution we are temporarily closing this area until we can properly assess the situation.” Those familiar with the site, specifically park rangers and personnel with Exum Mountain Guides, identified the cracks and fissures and determined the situation to be a possible safety hazard. The notable changes in the rock over the past 24 hours spurred park rangers to implement a temporary closure and initiate a risk assessment with subject-matter experts.
Exum Mountain Guides are relocating their practice school services to another location, and shuttle boat and scenic cruises with Jenny Lake Boating will continue to operate. Visitors are able to ride the boat to the west shore, hike Cascade Canyon or around the lake, and enjoy some areas of the west shore as well as the front country areas of the Jenny Lake Complex.
It is unknown how long the closure at Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas will be in place.
Looking for ways to spend your time in Grand Teton National Park? Try spending time on one of the many lakes in the park, or on the Snake River. It’s a great way to enjoy nature, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. #makeyoursplash #mygrandteton #jennylake #teewinot
NPS Photo/C.Pakebusch (CMP)
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset."
In your opinion, what makes a good sunset? #mygrandteton
Photo Courtesy of A. Falgoust (aef)
From paintings to sketches to photographs, the spectacular scenes in the Tetons have been captured for hundreds of years. This photo was originally taken by Frank Jay Haynes in 1883. What do you think it would have been like to experience this place in the 1800s?
Photo: Haynes, F.J., 1883, courtesy of the Library of Congress