Teton Crest Trail 2019

August 6, 2019
As of right now, the Teton Crest Trail is essentially dry and most hikers will find little use for an ice axe along the entirety of the trail, including Paintbrush Divide. With that being said, expect to cross some snow and steep, loose, wet rock along the Divide, which may be difficult to navigate. In short, it still remains an area of caution.

July 31, 2019
The majority of the route is now snow free.  For those going over Paintbrush Divide there is still a section of unavoidable snow and an ice axe is strongly recommended for safe passage.

Paintbrush Divide 7.16.19

Sunset Lake, Alaska Basin 7.8.19

Fox Creek Pass looking south. 7.1.19

Fox Creek Pass looking north. 7.1.19

June 25, 2019
Camping zones are still snow covered for the most part. Ice axe, boots, and navigation skills are required.

June 16, 2019
Solid snow above the Outlier Site. Ice axe and boots recommended for Paintbrush Divide.

June 5, 2019
Generally speaking, areas above 8,000 ft on the Teton Crest Trail are 100% covered in snow and should only be attempted as a ski tour at this time. Increased avalanche danger should be expected on mountain passes during warm, sunny days, especially in the afternoon hours.