|Meteorologist Jim Woodmencey|
That means Friday, June 21st will be the first full-day of Summer 2013.
This is the time of year when our days are the longest, with almost 16 hours of daylight in Jackson Hole, not including twilight! Compare that to only about 9 hours of daylight around the Winter Solstice in December.
While elevations below about the 9000-ft. elevation are green and wildflowers are abundant, there is still a considerable amount of snow above at least 9500-ft. in the Tetons. Higher elevation passes are going to take awhile to melt out. To give you an idea of how much snow remains, I have posted a few shots from a trip up into Paintbrush Canyon and from the top of Mt. Woodring (11,503-ft.) in Grand Teton National Park over the Father's Day Weekend.
Green Down Low, White Up High
|From the Summit of Mt. Woodring. Photo by Greg Winston.|
|That little lake before Holly Lake (still frozen), Elevation 9200-ft. Paintbrush Canyon|
|Upper Paintbrush Canyon...note the small slab avalanche.. ...zoomed below|
|A not-too-old Slab Avalanche|
|North & Northeast aspects of the main Teton Range as seen from Mt. Woodring|
|A Green Valley. Looking over Leigh & Jackson Lakes to the Northeast|
Post by Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist
Photos by Greg Winston & Jim Woodmencey