View Full Version : Backpacking Wyoming's Wing River Range, 2018

01-03-2019, 04:58
After a very successful backpacking trip to the southern half of the Wind River Range in 2017 with a couple of members from this site (notbad and swisscross) (trip report for that trip can be found here (https://nomadicpawprints.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/backpacking-wyomings-wind-river-range-september-2017-part-1/)) I wanted to do another trip in the northern half of the range to see Titcomb Basin and Green River (Squaretop Mtn). This time swisscross was not able to make it but notbad made a last minute decision to join me, along with bowwow (also from WB) and a member of HammockForums.

It was another absolutely amazing trip and now that all three parts are up I am posting it here:


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Day 1
We started pretty slow this morning as we all stayed up too late and enjoyed a few beers but we did manage to make it out of Elk Hart Park by 9:30.
From left to right: Jerry, me, Colby and Dave
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For 3 miles the trail wound down through the pines with some great views to the north. I lead for a while as we climbed down into the valley. In planning this route I knew we had a decent climb ahead but apparently I had missed the steep descent beforehand and by the time we reached the lake and then the creek after a few miles my legs were like jelly and were visibly shaking with the exertion. On the way down we passed a couple from Rochester NY coming up which was crazy as Jerry lives about hour from there.
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We grabbed a bite to eat Upper Long Lake and took some pictures before crossing a nice bridge over Pine Creek. The sign mentioned the trail was technically abandoned, was not suitable for pack stock and was not maintained. A lot of blow down trees confirmed this.

Part 1 continues here: https://nomadicpawprints.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/backpacking-the-wind-river-range-august-2018-part-1/

Part 2: https://nomadicpawprints.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/backpacking-the-wind-river-range-august-2018-part-2/

Part 3: https://nomadicpawprints.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/backpacking-the-wind-river-range-august-2018-part-3/

01-03-2019, 08:19
Nice! Keep me posted of there’s a 2019 trip.

01-03-2019, 08:59
Nice! Keep me posted of there’s a 2019 trip.
Sadly not...this was my last backpacking trip in the US. I moved back to the UK. I will be doing the West Highland Way and the Penine Way this year