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Peak(s):  Grand Teton - 13,776 feet
Middle Teton - 12,805 feet
South Teton - 12,513 feet
Post Date:  08/17/2012
Date Climbed:   08/10/2012
Posted By:  SarahT

 Introduction to the Teton Range: The Grand, Middle & South Tetons   

Grand Teton (13,776) via Upper Exum Ridge (5.5)
Middle Teton (12,805) via SW Couloir (class 3)
South Teton (12,513) via NW Couloir (class 3)

Itinerary (Aug 9-11, 2012):
Day 1: Hike from Lupine Meadows TH to Lower Saddle @ 11,600 ft (5K gain w/ heavy packs)
Day 2: Grand Teton, descend to Meadows camping area @ 9,200 ft
Day 3: Middle & South Tetons, pack out

General Impressions: The Tetons sure have some solid, interesting and beautiful rock. Upper Exum Ridge is pure fun, a mountain playground. The crowds and feeling of overuse did detract from the experience a little for me, though nearly everyone we ran into was friendly. The range is narrow and very small and I've been far more impressed during my visits to the neighboring Winds. The Tetons are a worthwhile destination though and I will most likely be back someday.

Grand Teton Photo TR: Grand Teton
Middle & South Tetons Photo TR: Middle & South Tetons

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

  • Comments or Questions
I Man

Great Job!!     08/17/2012 21:41
Thanks for putting this up, it is very timely as we are heading up to the Grand next weekend


Yes!!!     08/17/2012 22:14
Thank you for the needed distraction from what's going on in the forum right now, Sarah! Great photos! I especially liked the one with the clouds peeling off of Grand Teton. Stunning!


Excellent photo documentary!     08/18/2012 00:36
Haven't been back there in quite a while. Your report was a nice review of those beautiful peaks. Those shots of the fog peeling off are phenomenal! Thanks for sharing your trip, Sarah!


Great pics     08/18/2012 03:21
I may need a strict diet before I try that ”Eye of the Needle” and I love those pics of the fog lifting off of Grand. Thanks!


nice to meet you     08/18/2012 03:54
good to meet you guys again, your shots form middle look awesome. I was wondering what the weather was going to turn into that day. hope you guys got your camp at the meadows set up before that storm. Brian and I had a nice time in the tent with hail, lightning, and 40MPH wind that after noon.


Dang!     08/19/2012 05:02
Far beyond anything I will even think about climbing , but very impressive and fascinating! I fly over the Tetons often between Denver and Spokane, and always enjoy looking out the window about an hour into the flight if it's a clear day!


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