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Wind River High Route

Postby mtncanyon » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:47 pm

Hello. lots of good information here. In late August I am going to do a version of the wind river high route. 10 full days basically as follows
Green River Lakes to Peak Lake
Peak Lake via Knapsack Col to Indian Basin
Indian Basin to Cool Lakes via Wall Island Pass
Cook Lakes to Golden Lake via Fall Creek Pass(was considering Cook Pass instead)
Golden Lake to Middle Fork Lake via Long Lake and Europe Canyon
Middle Fork Lake to Pyramid Lake Area via Bonnyville Raid Col
Pyramid Lake area to Texas Pass
Texas Pass to Cirque of the Towers
Cirque of the towers to Big Sandy, hopefully with a side trip to Deep Lake

I have Pallister's book which I have found immensly helpful. I see there are some very experienced people here who can give some advice.
1.Can you provide any photos showing terrain useful in navigating around Long Lake
2.Any photos showing Timico to Fall Creek Pass to Golden Lake Route? do you reccomend going to Upper Golden Lake first?
3.Any photos showing terrain from Long Lake to Bonnyville Basin, esp area around Europe Canyon?
4.Would you use Cook Pass instead of Fall Creek Pass?
I dont like scrambling.
Any ideas or advice welcome. We are a group of two looking for one or two more trailmates. Thx much......

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Re: Wind River High Route

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:32 pm

Hi MtnCanyon,

Welcome to HST!
Hopefully Wandering Daisy (Pallister) hasn't left for the Winds yet, she of coarse could
answer all your questions.
Some of her posts of the Winds:
Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, an HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Wind River High Route

Postby BSquared » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:10 pm

Wow, sounds like a great trip! I've *got* to get out to the Winds one of these days...
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Re: Wind River High Route

Postby mtncanyon » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:53 pm

Thx so much for the links. I saw those and I had a feeling that was her. The photos and detailed route descriptions are unmistakeable!! Ive been wanting to do this range for a long time. Very excited...
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