May 24, 2008
By John Clegg
Exum’s Lower Saddle Hut is scheduled to be setup early June. The hut serves as primary staging grounds for Exum’s two-day ascent of The Grand, as well as camp for most Teton traverses.
Exum Guide Rod Newcomb will lead a team to the Lower Saddle in the next couple of weeks to dig out and reassemble the hut. The shelter, which is dismantled and stored in-place each fall, should be a challenge this year due to near record snowfall in the range. Rod’s team will leave the valley floor in the pre-dawn and hike from 6700 feet to the Saddle at 11,620 feet. Once there, they’ll dig out, assemble and return to the valley, all in a day’s work.
Keep checking our site. We’ll post notice once it’s up.