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  1. scatman

    Whetstone Creek, Teton Wilderness - October 11-14, 2019

    Day 1 - Got up early on Friday, October 11th to drive up to the Pacific Creek Trailhead in the Teton Wilderness for a four-day backpacking trip up the Whetstone Creek Drainage. @Jackson had graciously decided to join me on this trip (a bout of temporary insanity I think) :) and we arrived at...
  2. P

    Heart Lake, Yellowstone

    Last winter, I sat in my chair and looked at maps and books and web pages and I made PLANS for hiking this summer. When the time came, I made reservations, and *I* was ready! I had reservations to hike around Shoshone Lake. I knew that Kevin, who had done a Bechler hike with me last year...
  3. 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...
  4. P

    Campsite beyond Lonestar Geyser in Yellowstone

    I like to do weekend backpack trips, and since I live near Yellowstone, that's where I do my weekend hikes. On the way to pick up a permit, I saw a reminder of why I should keep a clean camp. I make some reservations, but I also just get walk in permits. I have a list of places that I think...
  5. P

    Goose Lake weekend

    I spent the winter looking at information about places to backpack in Yellowstone. I’m not a particularly strong hiker, but I really enjoy going out for a weekend overnight. The guidebook said that the Goose Lake site was excellent, but to “get” it before 4 pm, you had to be handicapped (I’m...
  6. P

    June Lamar overnight

    I believe I haven't posted this. Sorry if it's a duplicate. I'm now in fall mode and can post. I had reservations to go from Hellroaring to Roosevelt, but the weather was not cooperating, so I waited a day or two and got a walk in permit to the first site on the Lamar River Trail. The...
  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. Curt

    Lost Twin Lakes, Cloud Peak Wilderness, Wyoming

    It's been hard for me to get out this year. I used up all of my vacation time on other pursuits and I realized that the only way this was going to happen was over a long weekend like Labor Day or Thanksgiving weekends. Thanksgiving is always pretty iffy because of weather and family stuff so I...
  9. TeamJenkins17

    Teton Wilderness July 2019

    This trip was absolutely incredible, we started off at the Brooks Lake trailhead and finished at the Angles trailhead near Togwotee lodge. We did this roughly 35 miles over 4 days and saw some of the most incredible scenery we’ve ever seen. This is absolutely wild and just untouched country in...
  10. scatman

    Yellowstone Lake - A Two Week Paddle Trip - July 28, 2019

    This report is on a two-week canoe trip on Yellowstone Lake with my daughter, Katie, that began on 7/28/19 and ended on 8/10/19. The paddle trip started at the boat dock at Grant Village and ended on the sunny beach of Sedge Bay two weeks later where my wife generously agreed to come pick us...
  11. 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...
  12. scatman

    Mary Mountain Trail - Yellowstone - 8/11/19

    A day after coming off a two week canoe trip around Yellowstone Lake with my daughter, I met up with my wife, along with @Artemus and his wife Becky for a go at the Mary Mountain Trail in Yellowstone National Park. The Mary Mountain Trail crosses the north end of Hayden Valley and the Central...
  13. 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...
  14. Yvonne

    Yellowstone 2018 - a solo trip hiking and exploring America's first National Park: Part II Madison

    Part II: Madison September 10 I broke camp around 7 am. Since I barely slept again I was happy to move and do something. There were elk again on my campsite in the morning which was pretty funny, they really seemed to like the bushes next to the camp spots. Today would be a relaxing day with...
  15. Yvonne

    Yellowstone 2018- A solo trip hiking and exploring America’s first National Park: Part I Mammoth

    Yellowstone 2018- A solo trip hiking and exploring America’s first National Park I always wanted to explore Yellowstone in depth. All these amazing images of geysers, colorful hot springs, expansive wide-open areas in the backcountry – I was so hooked. While I lived in Hawai’i and worked as a...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Jon Carbaugh

    Yellowstone, Wildlife and Slough Creek May 23 to 26th

    My wife and I have made it an annual tradition to take an early trip to Yellowstone in May. This year we were planning to spend 2 or 3 nights up Slough Creek with @Joey if we could. However, with the weather forecast calling for a winter storm for the northern part of the park from the...
  19. 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...
  20. TractorDoc

    September Day Hike in Yellowstone -- Wrangler Lake and Beyond.

    I was fortunate to spend a week in Yellowstone National Park this past September 15-22, 2018. This year's trip was going to be a bit of a wild card due to the fact that I was bringing three family members with me, none of which had previously crossed the Mississippi much less been to...

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