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Wind River Trips, status report

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:55 am

Hi. I am still alive! I am waiting on the weather to improve for my last trip here. Just came out from Tourist Creek (Green River Lakes TH) after five days of miserable rain. Met a few Continental Divide hikers. Those are tough guys to go all those miles every day, even in this horrible weather. Yesterday there was 6 inches of snow above 10,000 feet. Two or three more cool days in the forecast - not good for melting snow. This has been one of the most rainy seasons in the Wind Rivers in a long time. Good for the mountains (after nearly seven years of drought), but makes backpacks wet adventures. The last few days reminded me of being back in the Pacific NW! Trip reports will be forthcoming when I get home in about 10 days.



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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:23 am

Glad to read that you are alright WD, been watching the weather for the Rockies
the last few weeks, and have see there has been a bit of weather related
disturbances. Hope your having a great time, and looking forward to your in-depth
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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby Eiprahs » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:58 pm

Been waiting for your trip report(s)--a highlight of HST--and missing your posts.

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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby Troutdog 59 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:13 pm

Good to hear from you WD! Its been pretty wet in the Sierra the last month as well, but I'm guessing exponentially less than back that way from what I heard. Did you pack your fly rod this year in the Winds?
If you stand in the light, you get the feel of the night, and the music that plays in your ear......
In your mind you can hear, a voice so sweet and clear, and the music that plays in your head......
As it flows up from the ground, taking all that hear the sound, close your eyes, it’s about to begin.

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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby mtncanyon » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:01 am

Sorry I didn't meet up with you. Thx for all the info and ideas you have given me and others for our Wind River adventures. If you have been in the Winds most of the past month your hard core. I know the weather has been very challenging to say the least......
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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:25 am

I am going back tomorrow. Weather forecast is for a couple of good days then the usual afternoon storms. Staying pretty close to trails so I can easily bail out if needed. Leaving a detailed travel plan with friends. Going directly into Titcomb Basin then over to Bridger Lakes (lower elevations for the latter part of the trip, so hopefully will stay out of snow).

Yes, I fished, but only on the Reservation. Too expensive to buy a Wyoming out-of-state fishing license. For use old geezers, the Reservation license is about half the price of the Wyoming state license (no geezer discount). You have to buy the Reservation license as a crossing permit, whether you fish or not, so in some ways, the fishing is free. Very good fishing on the Reservation too.

Amazingly, I have run into mostly old folks this summer. Many 60-70-year-olds doing pretty hard core off-trail routes!
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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:42 pm

When I checked the weather before leaving Lander, very unsettled weather was forecast with snow above 10,200 feet. Arriving in Farson en route to the trailhead at Elkhart Park, I decided to instead turn south and bail before I even started the trip! It poured rain all the way to SLC as I drove towards home. Got home today. A bit disappointing, but now I am already packed up for a 7-day trip in the Sierra, where hopefully, chance of snow is a bit less. Thus ends one of the most rainy seasons I have ever had in the Wind Rivers.
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Re: Wind River Trips, status report

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:32 pm

WD,

Check you PM please.
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