Wind River Range, South - Sept 2-6, 2017

fiber

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I created this route based on one posted by LarryBoy. He was absolutely right, it is a great route and once you leave the Big Sandy Lake area, there are very few people. This was labor day weekend and Big Sandy TH was packed with +50 cars. We had to park half a mile from the TH in a field. Surprisingly, there were few mosquitoes or biting flies. Only used bug spray a few times. Nights were in the 40's with day time temps in the 80's, with lots of smoke!

We did the loop in 5 days and never hiked longer than 6 hours. We could have made it a 4 day loop, but I brought my fishing rod and wanted time to fish. Unfortunately I only caught a few fish along the way, nothing was biting. I would consider it a moderate route. All off trail navigation is straight forward.

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Bob

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Nice trip.... Try going from Sweetwater TH.....way less traffic
 

LarryBoy

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Awesome trip. I like the variant you introduced of going down via the southwest ramp instead of the northwest. It really is a beauty of a route and I'm glad you got to hike it!
 

danger02ward

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I just got back from completing your loop @fiber and it was most excellent. I would like to thank you and @LarryBoy for the fantastic loop. The views from East temple peak and wind river peak are awesome!
 
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