Glade Creek and Webb Canyon Trails
The northern Tetons are wild, with only a few trails providing access to the vast country on the west side of Jackson Lake. In 2016, the largest wildfire in park history wiped out much of the trail infrastructure that existed in the area—particularly on the Glade Creek and Webb Canyon trails. Anything made of wood—bridges, drain structures, small retaining walls, and more were completely destroyed. Trees that burned left large holes in the ground where roots smoldered, creating dangerous voids. Thousands of trees fell across paths and now tall snags threaten to do the same, making some areas impassable. In 2018, the Foundation will support work to repair the damage to these important trails, some of the few that provide access to the wildest and most remote parts of Grand Teton National Park.