For the staff here at Signal Mountain Lodge (not to mention JH locals and longtime guests), perhaps the biggest and most important harbinger of the coming Teton summer is know as Ice Off--the date on which the SML Marina portion of Jackson Lake is completely free of ice. Predicting the official Ice Off date has become something of a competition among Moran Locals. But when will it all actually melt? It's hard to say for sure, but here are some images to help gauge your expectations. More importantly, they may just convince you that GTNP is indeed creeping towards springtime....
|Here's what Jackson Lake looked like on March 8th...|
|And here's what it looks like today!|
|Here's the restaurant building in March|
|Finally, here's our parking lot snow pile the day it was plowed for Nacho Night, March 7th.|