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Winter Wind River trip

Postby WinterKlondike » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:01 pm

Hey All,
Im planning a winter backpacking trip possibly in the wind rivers. it will be three nights, any suggestions of places to go?
Thanks!
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Re: Winter Wind River trip

Postby ozarkmac » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:37 pm

I went in the fall, but I highly recommend Indian and Titcomb Basins via Elkhart Park TH.
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Re: Winter Wind River trip

Postby Bill Reed » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:57 pm

Haven't been there in winter but I'm thinking ozarkmac's suggestion is right on and might be your best option. Elkhart Park TH is not too far (1 mile, maybe a little more) from the end of the plowed road near the ski area.

Skiing or snowshoeing, fellow Choice City dweller?
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Re: Winter Wind River trip

Postby WinterKlondike » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:03 am

ok perhaps we'll check that out. haven't decided yet but im leaning toward backcountry ski gear.
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Re: Winter Wind River trip

Postby dfrancom » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:13 pm

The Elk Heart Trailhead is more like 3 miles from the end of the plowed road.
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Re: Winter Wind River trip

Postby aedwards » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:30 pm

Did a short hike into Stough Creek Basin in SE end this summer.
It's a relatively short way into an alpine basin, shorter than most in the Winds.
Might be a very cool spot in winter with a much shorter approach than Titcomb, which would be an amazing place in winter too.
Not sure about the plowing sitch for Stough, but it's on the loop road close to Lander, so it might be pretty good.
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Re: Winter Wind River trip

Postby Bill Reed » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:31 am

dfrancom wrote:The Elk Heart Trailhead is more like 3 miles from the end of the plowed road.


Quite right, should have checked the info on the Elkhart Park TH page: http://www.summitpost.org/elkhart-park-trailhead/347527 :oops:
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