Came in from Little Sandy Trail-head. Up ridge to Coon Lake (camp at Coon Lake). Summit at noon on Saturday. Clear views to West. Lander side socked in pretty good with clouds. Added a spiral log book to Nalgene container (loose pieces of paper made log entries difficult to read). Nice hike.
The Crux of a Week Long Backpacking Trip Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009
I lead the second half of a 12 day backpacking excursion from the North to South, traversing the Winds. On Sept. 3rd the 'crux' or highlight of the trip was a walk-up to the summit of Wind River Peak. We were all backpacking in ultralight style so we wore our packs right to the summit. Glorious views, great terrain, and an all-around good time.
We took the long way from Mtn Sheep Lk up the south side from Tayo Lk. It was like a never-ending boulderfield. Was surprised to see 11 other people on the top. They all climbed up the Ramp from Deep Ck Lks, which looked much easier than our route. Also added a summit log. Still need a better container to hold it though.