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  1. Christian

    Cirque Of The Towers

    *Most of these pictures are iPhone pics. Not my usual carefully composed tripod shots with a DSLR, so lower your expectations here. A while back I went to Cirque Of the Towers with my friend Taylor. We left on Pioneer Day, the 24th. It was basically 4 days and 3 nights, with much of Thursday...
  2. scatman

    Pitchstone Plateau / Bechler River / Union Falls Loop - YNP - 8/3/14

    This report covers a backpacking trip of 71 miles (includes day hikes) completed by a group of six that begins and ends at the Beula Lake Trailhead located on the Grassy Lake Road in the Caribou – Targee National Forest. The loop begins by hiking up to Beula Lake, then off-trail up the...
  3. Scott Chandler

    A Long Weekend in Glacier NP- Part 2

    Sorry for how long this one is. I tried to whittle down my pictures to the best but Glacier provides too many "bests." With my family and friends headed home I was left to occupy more time in Montana. I had several half formulated plans to spend a couple days: day hike in the Bob Marshall...
  4. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Tour 5 on the East Side

    After a few adventuresome "weekend" days I finally have some interweb to share more summer goodness. The weekend fun will pop up in another TR soon. So a while ago now (August 1st) I started my fifth tour in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. I'd made the full rotation of our wilderness schedule and...
  5. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Tour 4 North End

    After a month of patrolling my time finally came to venture to the northern end of the Cloud Peak Wilderness. While technically a part of other ranger districts, because the CPW is managed as a whole unit we wilderness rangers get to patrol up there. With only a few trailheads, most accessed...
  6. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Tour 3 West Side

    After hanging out in the heat of Utah for a few days it was time to return to my mountains. I was slated to spend six days on the west side. My first tour in this area was a bit rough, rainy, snowy, thundery, windy. This one was much nicer. Day 1- 7/16 The first day of my tour I was joined...
  7. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- A long weekend in SLC

    Finally I have time to interweb and can catch up on trip reports. After working a couple tours in the Cloud Peak Wilderness I had a six day weekend. I originally had plans to backpack in the Wind River Range with my friend Richard from Salt Lake... until we checked the forecast. Every...
  8. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Tour 2- East Side

    Summer has finally hit Buffalo and the Bighorns and with a balmy 90* day down in town I was ready for my second tour to begin. I had some trepidations about how this hitch would go. It was Fourth of July weekend and those that have been here multiple seasons talk about this weekend like...
  9. Kullaberg63

    An ascent of Table Mountain, Tetons

    When passing through Teton Valley after a few days mountain biking near Jackson, my kid noticed on the map a trail leading to a peak, with a description stating this lofty vantage point the finest place from which to see the Grand Teton. Immidiately excited we swung the van up Teton Creek...
  10. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- 7.2 Loaf Mountain

    I suppose I must be a glutton for punishment. I'm essentially paid to hike hard, and on my weekends seem to hike harder. Maybe it is just a twisted sense of adventure. Ever since arriving in Buffalo the impressive views of the southern peaks of the Cloud Peak Wilderness have beaconed me. I...
  11. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Tour 1

    So finally enough snow has come out of the mountains for me to do my job and patrol the wilderness. And I must say, it was quite the interesting first tour. My first day I had plans to patrol up trail 65 to Lost Twins Lake and spend the night at Mirror Lake. This did not happen. After 4...
  12. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Meadow Flowers and Hazelton Peak

    After a week in Rapid City, SD sitting in a classroom learning how to be an FPO, I was itching to get out and enjoy the forest I'm to protect. Weather being iffy and snow still persisting I decided to stay low and just get to know the "neighborhood" of where I lived. I walked up Schoolhouse...
  13. scatman

    Sevenmile Hole - YNP - June 11, 2014

    I had the opportunity last week to spend two nights in the Yellowstone backcountry with my family at an area located within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone called Sevenmile Hole. In addition to spending the two nights at campsite 4C2, we did a day hike back out of the canyon to Washburn Hot...
  14. Scott Chandler

    Summer in the CPW- Lookout views and fresh snow

    The weekend of 6.7-8.14 was a mellow one for me. Weather moving through threatened to make accessing the wilderness for a weekend adventure even worse but I still had some fun. Saturday I went to High Park Lookout just to the south of highway 16 and hung out for 4 hours watching the clouds...
  15. Scott Chandler

    Darton Ridge-Cloud Peak Wilderness

    This summer I'm employed with the Forest Service as a Wilderness Ranger. Living a dream! I lucked out and am also working in a wilderness that is beyond gorgeous: The Cloud Peak Wilderness of the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. It's still early for hiking up here. A huge snow year has...
  16. scatman

    Headwaters of the Yellowstone River - 2013

    I posted this trip report to Backpacker and Yellowstone forums after the trip was completed back in September but had yet to join this forum. My apologies to those who may have seen this write-up before, but I had a request to post here also. Here is the link to my images of the trip. Just...
  17. Melissa

    Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour

    Well, it's not backpacking or camping, but it IS my very first trip report. As a belated Christmas present, Neiloro and I took a trip to Yellowstone to check out winter in the park. Being unfamiliar with Yellowstone in winter and having very little time to plan, we booked a snowcoach tour...
  18. Dave

    Wind Rivers, Sept. 2013

    The rattling wagon crested a gentle hill on the sage-dotted badlands of western Wyoming, somewhere along the lonely 50 miles separating Evanston and Kemmerer. Ahead on the horizon, red tail lights illuminated on the backside of a black fleck. Another car, northbound, ahead of us. It slowed and...
  19. Antlerking

    Wind River Range - August 2013

    As far as a good TR, @HomerJ posted a good one from our trip ( http://backcountrypost.com/forum/threads/wind-rivers-big-sandy.2437/ ). I will add more photos from our trip. Due to the weather that was going to hit the Wind Rivers we decided on the Big Sandy area just to be safe, if we had to...
  20. Artemus

    2013 Winds Crossing – Part 2

    2013 Winds Crossing – Part 2 Off the beaten path, mostly – Mostly Fun! OK here it is. Part 2 of my Wind Rivers traverse from this August, 2013 through one of the most wild and remote chunks of the range and all in terrain that we had not yet seen. This completes what I started in Part 1...

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