The 4,000 foot east ridge of the Grand Teton is one of the most eye-catching lines in the park when viewed from the Snake River plain. For years I have sat and wondered what it would be like to be kicking steps up the summit snowfield, the exposure must be crazy; well it is!
Bridget and I left late last saturday and hiked to Surprise lake where we dropped into Glacier Gulch and the Teton Glacier terminal moraine. We found a nice bivy cave right at the start of the route (where the moraine butts up against the Grand Teton).
View from the first bivy