>Has anyone climbed the Grand Teton the first week of September? and
>has anyone been to the Tetons recently. I'm going to be there from Sept
> What is the snow like?
> Any bear problems?
> What do I need to be aware of at this time of year?
>Any advice would be appreciated since this is my first climbing trip in
>| Rodney East | Exponential Growth on a |
We had just a light dusting of snow on the tetons this a.m. But the day
warmed and most melted leaving mostly dry rock on southern faces. As
sept approaches you can certainly expect some cooler weather and some
similar precip. Sept USUALLY stays rather nice, but when it comes to
weather who can predict? You need clothing suitable for freezing
conditions. The snow that is remaining from last winter will be usually
hard enough to walk on and you will need crampons in the morning. Ice
should be showing up on the glaciers. The new snow will be soft and may
sluff off during the warm weather. I haven't heard of much in the way of
bears in Garnet canyon but one should always hang food etc. Have a good