Wind Rivers 2016: Green River to Elkhart

Discussion in 'Backpacking' started by Blake Merrell, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Blake Merrell

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    Everything had worked out. The shuttle. The dates. The weather. Everything! We were ready to embark on a wild and high trek through the Wind Rivers. We started at Green River Lakes and had high hopes of finishing 7 days later at Big Sandy. In the end, I cut the trip short. but the 45 miles I did see was truly amazing.

    Some trips statistics for all you backpacking nerds:

    Total Trip Distance: 45.78 Miles
    Trip Duration: 4 Days
    Dates Hiked: Aug 12 - 16
    Longest Day 17.49 Miles
    Gross Elevation Gain: +7328'
    Gross Elevation Loss: -6039'
    Pack Weight (total): 35lbs
    Base Pack Weight: 20lbs

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  2. danger02ward

    danger02ward Love the Mountains!

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    Looking forward to the rest of your report. Knapsack Col looks and sounds awesome!
     
  3. Blake Merrell

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    I need to get the other videos made! Ahhh, not enough time lol.

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  4. Blake Merrell

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    Took me a few months, But I added video for Day 2 of the trip! This was the most stunning section of the trip for me. It was something special to see the headwaters of the Green River.

     
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  5. Eric O

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    I didn't see the date listed, when did you go? If you did it again what would you change?
     
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  6. Blake Merrell

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    I did this Aug 12 -16. If I were to do it again, I'd finish my original trip and not bail early. Lol :)

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    I would also change the way I kept my phone charged. Use a different portable power Bank. Probably not bring my gopro and additional batteries. Phone seems to do well enough. And not pack as much pepperoni and cheese for lunch. After 3 days it was giving me heartburn lol.

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  8. Eric O

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    What power bank were you using? What was the problem with it?
     
  9. Blake Merrell

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    I was using a Lithium 4400 power bank from Power Practical. I got it for free. It works well when I charge it from my wall, but as I used my Goal Zero, it seemed to struggle to get a full charge. we had lot of sun. It worked well enough. I seemed to have enough batteries charged to do what I wanted.
     
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