Wind River and Medicine Bow Peak July 6-13

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First of all thanks to everyone here that post awesome pics and advice on the Wind River Range. Without that I would not have known where to start in these big mountains.

Also I just have an Iphone for pictures and nothing professional like I see here so bear with me.

Started by flying from New Orleans to Denver where I rented a car and headed to Laramie to get some supplies.
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Then onto Medicine Bow Peak



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What a great 12,000' peak to climb. Just a nice 8 mile loop if you want with a little over 2,000' gain. Drove to Saratoga to get a little rest after flying from sea level the day before. Next day drove to Big Sandy Trailhead and start hiking into the Cirque.

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East Temple Peak from the trail. I took many pictures of this peak. Next time I want to climb it. Mosquitoes were getting bad here. I found out I left my spray in the car so decided to camp for the night. Next day I hiked up Jackass Pass for some views of the Cirque but the mosquitoes were so bad I decided to head back to town for some rest and more mosquito ammo.

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After a night in Pinedale I went to the outfitter and got some supplies. Spent the day driving to Green River Lakes area and to Teton NP for roadside lunch. Much needed break from mosquitoes and high altitude.

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Armed with bug protection I decided to make a two day hike into Titcomb Basin.

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Spent the night at Island Lake. WOW!!! This was the prettiest place I have ever camped or been. Mosquito control was working and was able to enjoy this area.

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I hiked back to car and headed to Lander for a shower and rest. Next day I was headed to Gillette where me and my wife lived after we first got married. Visited Bell Nob golf course where I worked and the antelope play.

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Then back to New Orleans.

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Great trip. It was very warm and mosquitoes were at a level I have never seen anywhere. Can't wait to return for some more exploring. I am making videos and will post them when done.

Again thanks for all the information posted on this site.
 

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Miya

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Thanks for sharing!
Glad all your mosquito gear helped! They really can ruin a trip.
 

Nodust

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Thanks for sharing!
Glad all your mosquito gear helped! They really can ruin a trip.

I can see how the stories of animals going over a cliff to get away from bugs could be true. They were making me go crazy.


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Miya

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I can see how the stories of animals going over a cliff to get away from bugs could be true. They were making me go crazy.

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Oh what?! I have never heard such stories! Lol but I could believe it too.

The best success I have ever had is last weekend. My friend rinses his mouth with lavendar or other mosquito repellent essential oils. I was getting followed and bit the whole way in. On the way back, I was jogging away and swatting my face every couple seconds while he laughed. I asked him to let me try me some and they left me alone! It was shocking! It did fade after a couple hours though and I had to do it again.
 
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