Teton Crest Trail 2018

August 11, 2018
As of August 4th the Teton Crest Trail is primarily snow free.  Paintbrush Divide is primarily melted out leaving one small section of wet, loose rock that must be navigated below the lingering snow patch on the eastern side of the divide. An ice axe and crampons are not needed to complete this short, exposed traverse, nor are they needed anywhere else along the Crest Trail.

July 20, 2018
Paintbrush Divide: Ice axe recommended due to potential need to cross steep snow slopes. Good route finding and possible exposed rock scrambling may avoid this, but should not be relied on. 



July 10, 2018
Large portions of the Teton Crest Trail remain under snow making navigation challenging, especially in areas such as Alaska Basin. Mountain passes north of the Death Canyon Shelf require an ice axe and possibly crampons for safe travel.
Paintbrush Divide, Photo taken 6.29.18