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Grand Teton peregrine falcon nest prompts closure of popular climbing spot

A pair of Grand Teton peregrine falcons nesting in a popular climbing spot had prompted a temporary closure of the area.

Grand Teton National Park managers have closed a popular climbing area to give a pair of peregrine falcons a little privacy during nesting and while fledging any chicks they may produce. Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott announced in a statement Friday that Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully will be closed immediately due to the active peregrine falcon nest. Baxter’s Pinnacle is a popular climbing route in Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Continue Reading →

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