wind rivers

  1. marmot_boi

    Hailey Pass-Cirque of The Towers loop

    Stuck inside for a few days thanks to snow, figured it would be a good time to write something up about this trip. This was a 5 night trip I did in late July/early August of last year with a couple good friends. This was my first trip to the Winds and I will absolutely be coming back. It was...
  2. OldBill

    In and Around the Winds, Sept 2020

    Posting the entire trip here, even though there were almost as many day hikes. Sorry for the long preamble but it puts the trip in context. An involved planning process, even before COVID. Talked about my annual trips to Wyoming and the Winds when I joined a local hiking group about 5 yrs ago...
  3. Bob

    Windrivers - relaxed trip

    A short, 8 day, relaxed Windriver trip, Aug 27, 2020. No text, just pics, in no particular order...............
  4. Happyidiot

    4 Days In The Winds

    My daughter and I finally made it to the Winds after 8 months of planning. The plane flight into Denver was uneventful as was our ride to Elkhart Park Trail head. We arrived at the trail head around 10:00 after a late dinner in Pinedale. We slept in the car and we both woke up throughout the...
  5. Yvonne

    Backpacking the Winds: From Elkhart TH to Titcomb Basin, July 2018

    Backpacking the Winds: From Elkhart TH to Titcomb Basin, July 2018 When my friend Lisa asked me if I wanted to join her to backpack to Titcomb Basin in the Wind River range, I couldn't say no. This was a trip I wanted to do for years. Despite barely being in shape and with all my lung and...
  6. OldBill

    A return to the Winds: Sept 12-28, 2019

    First, my apologies as this story pales in comparison to the epic journeys many have posted here. But, thought I'd share it as several on this board and at bpbasecamp helped with the planning. On my 20th year of visiting the area, I was doing it solo again. My nephew bailed a few weeks before...
  7. Dreamer

    Wind River Dreaming | Summer 2019 July 17 - July 29 | Green River Lakes - Elkhart Park

    Day 1: After waiting a bit for the snow cover to thin and firm and a bit more while my job put me on standby, I finally had a fishing buddy drop me off at Green River Lakes at about 4:00. I’d packed ten days of food and fuel as well as my ice axe and crampons. The anticipated route was Tourist -...
  8. Hiker Seth

    Southern Winds tour 8/23/19 - 8/28/19

    After a whirlwind week of dropping off my oldest at college, I jumped on the plane to SLC from DCA with my gear, while the rest of my family headed back to Maine. As I drove to Big Sandy on Friday I could see lots of lightning that was nearby. I was afraid that I'd be waiting it out in the car...
  9. pstm13

    A Family Trip in the Winds: Big Sandy and the Cirque

    I finally made it the Big Sandy trail head this summer with my two older kids. This trip was in the making for the 3rd year now. Work has created a road block for the 2 previous years. I finally checked this one off my bucket list this week. We pulled out of Idaho Falls Sunday afternoon because...
  10. Jackson

    Hailey-Washakie Loop

    July 13-16, 2019 The high snow levels of this past winter and spring, combined with having to study for the bar exam all summer, have made for a summer generally lacking in outdoor exploits for me so far. Thankfully(?), the bar exam is in a week and a half, and after that, I can be free of the...
  11. Dreamer

    Wind River Dreaming | Summer 2014 the first few days July 9 - 14

    The summer of 2014 saw quite a bit of early season snow in the Winds. I delayed my launch a little and chose an easy start on the Pole Creek Trail. Patchy snow in the trail began not far above the trailhead. Generally I avoid the popular spots even though they are very scenic, but early and...
  12. b.stark

    Wind River Range 2009 "From The Vault"

    As part of my continuing posting of old trips (to keep me busy/out of trouble, and you all possibly entertained) here is what is probably my most epic trip so far. Three of us set out on a mostly off trail route in the northern Wind River Range. It wasn't super long on miles, but was long on...
  13. Kullaberg63

    Wind Rivers, Circling Downs Mountain

    September is arguably the best month for backpacking the western US mountains. Finally this year we managed to get a week off that handily coinciding with a stellar forecast for the Winds. From near Dubois we did a loop circling Downs Mountain (northernmost thirteener on the CD?), crossing the...
  14. Burrito

    Winds - Pole Creek -> Lester Pass -> Island Lake / Titcomb -> Hobbs

    I did this same route last year (minus the day trip to Titcomb) in reverse on the July 4th weekend and had a COMPLETELY different experience then than I had this past weekend. The trip report for that expedition is here...
  15. b.stark

    Island Lake/Titcomb Basin in July

    Thought I'd throw up my pics from the trip I did with @Curt and 3 other folks last month. The weather was rainy and cool this morning, so I stayed inside and edited pictures for the first time in a while. Not going to go into too many details since Curt did a fine report that can be found...
  16. Curt

    Wind River Range - July 2018

    This was a trip from Elkhart Park to the Titcomb Basin. There have been many posts here for this trip but none recently so I thought I'd add another to the opus. The Titcomb Basin has been on the bucket list for a long time. I made a trip up here several years ago on a long 4 day weekend with...
  17. Cburton

    A week along the Continental Divide in Wind River Range

    This was my big adventure for 2017. A full week backpacking the Wind River Range, which I researched thoroughly on this site. The on-trail dates were September 9th-15th, 2017. I tried to get by without writing a trip report, but Nick won't give me advice on my upcoming Teton Crest Trail trip...
  18. J

    Southern Winds

    It has been suggested that I post some trip reports so people can get to know me better. Last August I did a loop route in the Southern Winds with my 20 year old son and one of his friends. My son and I have done multiple trips in the Winds but this is the first time we have explored South...
  19. AbinadiWitness

    Wind River Range: Chasing Dreams - 15-19 August 2016

    ***Another "I'm new here/catch-up post" from 2016 (posted here Oct. 2017): This was my first real foray into the stunning Wind River Range in Wyoming. The week before this trip I had packed out to Island Lake in a day from Elkhart Park but had to turn back the very next morning because my hiking...
  20. Lowro

    The Southern Winds

    This August trip back to the Winds was all I could hope for and nothing that I expected if that makes any sense. I started planning this trip in May of 2016 and this site with all of you were a huge resource for that and I thank you for all your knowledge and information. The plan was to spend 9...

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