Peak(s):  Mount Glory - 10086
Date Posted:  10/03/2016
Date Climbed:   09/20/2016
Author:  Tony1
 Evening Glory  

Mount Glory

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Route: South Ridge from Teton Pass
Distance: ~2.8 miles R/T
Gain: ~1900 feet

Mount Glory is a relatively small mountain in the southern Teton Range in northwest Wyoming, just west of Jackson and Wilson. Wyoming Highway 22 crosses Teton Pass at the base of the mountain's south slopes, providing easy access year-round. The mountain has two summits; the southern one is the true summit at 10,086 feet, while the lower northern summit sits at 10,032 feet.

I decided to give this supposedly quick ascent a shot after hanging around Jackson for the day and on the way into Idaho. I drove up Teton Pass (steep!), parked at the top, got some gear ready for Sven and I, and soon we were off.

Mount Glory seen from the Teton Pass trailhead.

The start of the trail. Can't miss it!

We crossed the road and headed up the trail. Near the start were some informational signs, mostly catering to those ascending the mountain during winter.

Winter information.

Tee hee...Glory Bowl...

The trail is a climber's trail; therefore, it practically heads straight up the mountain from bottom to top. It's a steep ascent, but I was gaining elevation quickly. It promptly leaves the cover of the forest to head up the western edge of the barren strip of land on the mountain's southern slopes. As I climbed higher, I passed a rock outcropping, and later, some sort of object...

Well, the continuous forest didn't last long.

Up the strip.

Rocks. If you see this, then yes, you are still going the right way!

Looking back.

Something is weird here...

As I approached the upper reaches of the mountain, more and more "things" started showing up, including a large billboard/screen, under which the trail actually passes.

Hike-in theater?

Shortly after, I reached the small summit ridge and strolled up to the top. The views were gorgeous and stretched from Grand Teton to the town of Jackson to the Wyoming Range, with the Snake River in between.

Just about there!

There are the views! Taylor Mountain on the left, Grand Teton poking out on the right with the rest of the Teton Range high peaks, and...heh... the Glory Bowl.

What even goes on up here?!

I took a look at the northern summit and thought, why not? The saddle between the two drops maybe 150 feet or so, and the horizontal distance isn't much either, so I set off with the dog.

Traversing the Glory Bowl.

Somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes later, I was standing on the north summit after traversing the top of the Glory Bowl.

Looking back at the main summit from the north sub-summit.

Looking north along the Teton Range from the northern sub-summit.

After a quick breather, I headed back to the main summit for a proper snack break.

They keep a winter rescue box near the summit.

The southern part of the Jackson Hole valley with a strip of gold trees along the Snake River. Jackson is nestled on the left.

The relief between Grand Teton and the valley floor is awesome.

A wide shot of the eastern summit view, which includes the Teton Range with the Grand Teton, towns of Jackson and Wilson, Snake River Valley, Gros Ventre Range, and Wyoming Range.

So majestic.

After sitting around with Sven and enjoying the views, I gathered our stuff and set off down the trail back toward the trailhead. From the summit to the car, it took about 25 minutes - a quick descent down that steep slope!

Heading down.

Hopefully, any of you heading to this area and looking for a good way to spend a couple hours have found this helpful. Go get those views!

Howdy, stranger!


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 Comments or Questions

Awesome report
11/07/2016 11:10
Great report and pictures! I hiked Glory and Mount Elly in August. Such a wonderful area. I believe I saw three people the entire day.

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