Public Education

Park rangers conduct educational programs to raise backcountry awareness. Climbing rangers staff the Jenny Lake Ranger Station during summer months. Rangers answer questions about routes and conditions to help climbers and hikers find suitable objectives within their abilities. This education averts untold accidents every year. Jenny Lake Rangers also maintain a website with up-to-date route and trail conditions for those who do not visit the ranger station.

"I cannot imagine a scenario that would have resulted in our survival short of the heroic rescue efforts that were made. . . . many of them putting themselves at substantial risk."
-Steve Tyler, 2010 Owen-Spalding SAR