Monday, July 4, 2011

First Tram for the Summer

Jill and I wanted to do some uphill hiking, and decided on Teton Village. We figured we would hike uphill until the trail got too snowy for us, and then hike back down. Little did we know, the ski resort had plowed/dug out the road earlier this summer, so the hiking trail was snow-free all the way to the top.

There is still a lot of snow up high. All of the in-bounds area is closed to skiing, but there is certainly enough snow!  Tower 3 Chute is snow-covered top to bottom...
And the snow in Laramie Bowl is also impressive
Bivouac and Cheyenne Bowl are well-covered
 Rendesvous Bowl had melted out more than I was expecting. But hey, it is the Fourth of July. The snow depth at the Raymer station (9300') is 44 inches, and that has dropped by 5 inches in the last 24 hours.

Of course we rode the tram back down, but we did get 4139' of uphill.

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