We need your help! Our cultural resources team is looking for historic photos to help them figure out what this house looked like prior to 1945. If you have any historic photos of the Thomas Perry homestead/Roy Chambers property that you'd like to share, please post them in the comments or email them to GRTE_Info@nps.gov.

This is part of the Mormon Row Historic District in Grand Teton....
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Last week we were treated to this dramatic lenticular cloud formation over the Grand Teton at sunset. Although lenticular clouds appear to be stationary, they are actually indicators of winds moving over the mountain. As moist air moves up over the mountains, it condenses into a cloud; as it moves down the crest, it evaporates back into vapor. Waves of air suddenly become visible in the form...
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What a difference a week makes!

Last week, blowing and drifting snow forced the closure of Highway 89 between Moose and Moran. This week, our road crews were busy cleaning up the roads under blue bird skies.

In this photo from Tuesday, a rotary plow--essentially a giant snow blower--clears the large banks along the Teton Park Road. Thanks to our road crews for keeping these roads in good...
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Scenes from a cross-country ski around Oxbow Bend. Even at -15 degrees F, there is still plenty of wildlife activity. Can you guess which kind of animal's daybed is pictured in the lower right photograph?

Image description: snow covered the landscape on a clear blue sky day with the Teton mountains in the background. Photos courtesy of M. Greenblatt.

Update: the photograph shows a coyote...
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How do you ensure you are prepared to travel safely in the backcountry?

The winter search and rescue team is taking avalanche training this week. They are increasing their awareness of avalanche risks, improving their safety techniques, and practicing partner rescue skills.

These professionals are honing their skills so they can travel safely in avalanche terrain, and are prepared for...
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Grand Teton National Park’s 2016 visitation set a record for the third consecutive year. The park received over 4.8 million visits, a 3.8 percent increase from the previous record of 4.6 million visits in 2015. The most significant increases came in the months of May, June, and November when total visitation increased 20, 11, and 10 percent, respectively.

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We have a Safety Officer! Mack McFarland has been selected to serve as the safety and occupational health manager and a member of the park’s leadership team. McFarland, a 23-year veteran of the National Park Service and Grand Teton National Park, is currently the deputy fire management officer at the park.

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela said, “Mack brings a variety of...
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Grand Teton National Park thanks the 1,000s of volunteers who help protect this place every year. #DayofService #MyGrandTeton

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The Retirement Cure

U.S. Highway 89/26/191 from Moose to Moran Junction is open to traffic in both directions. Please drive with care, and slow. It is winter driving conditions. Thanks to park road crew and rangers!
U.S. Highway 89/26/191 from Moose to Moran Junction remains closed. This section of road has been closed since Tuesday morning due to limited and no visibility, and significant drifting. It is unknown if the road may open later tonight or perhaps tomorrow. Snowfall and windy conditions continue, and the road will open when conditions allow for safe two-way travel.

At approximately 11:30...
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U.S. Highway 89/26/191 remains closed between Moose and Moran Junction in Grand Teton National Park. Heavy snowfall and gusty winds continue. Visibility is very limited. Park road crews have been out since 4 a.m. working on park roads, with the section of road between Moose and Moran a priority. When this section of road opens, we will let you know.
No matter where you may be driving...
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Rangers temporarily closed U.S. Highway 89/26/191 yesterday due to extremely limited visibility and significant snow drifting. As of this morning, the road between Moose Junction and Moran Junction remains closed. Park road crews are using rotary plowing operations to open the road as soon as feasible and safe.

Weather forecasts include additional snow and very windy conditions. Roads will...
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Grand Teton National Park temporarily closed U.S. Highway 89/26/191 today due to limited and no visibility, and significant drifting on various locations along the road. At approximately 8:30 a.m. the highway was closed between Moose and Moran Junction. The closure was then extended to the south from Moose to the Jackson Hole Airport junction at approximately 1 p.m.

The road from Moose to...
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Update: As of 3:30 p.m., Highway 89 between Airport Junction and Moose Junction has reopened for travel in both directions. Highway 89 from Moose to Moran remains closed.

Highway 89 is temporarily closed between Moose Jct and Moran Jct due to unsafe conditions, slick roads, limited visibility, and multiple slide offs. Call 307-739-3682 for updates and other road conditions.
Be extra careful out there today, roads are slick and hazardous. For road information please check [ Wyoroad.info Link ] .
“You can't get too much winter in winter.”
-Robert Frost

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Chilly morning of -30° F recorded in Moose, but it makes for clear skies and mountain views. Stay warm and stay safe.

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Drivers within Grand Teton National Park are highly encouraged to drive responsibly and slow down due to winter driving conditions. Park rangers, as well as Wyoming State Highway Patrol and Teton County Sheriff’s Office, have responded to over 50 motor vehicle accidents since the middle of December. Most of these accidents involved a vehicle slide off. There have been five vehicle roll overs,...
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Park rangers responded early Christmas morning to rescue three backcountry skiers who had become disoriented the previous day and had inadvertently skied into Granite Canyon. The three men had intended to ski Rock Springs Bowl in the Bridger-Teton National Forest but lost their way because of poor visibility just after leaving the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski area boundary.

Thankfully the...
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Happy holidays from Grand Teton National Park!

Photo description: The sky above the snow-covered Tetons turns pink at sunrise; icicles hang from a roof not seen in the image. Photo courtesy of K. Canetta