Gannett Peak - WY

Gannett Peak - WY

Northern view of Gannett Peak as seen from the Ink Wells trail. Gannett Glacier flows down the north side of the peak; it's the largest glacier in the Rocky Mountains. Floyd Wilson Meadow can be seen in the foreground. Photo taken July 24, 2006.

This photo was selected for the cover of the Nov 1, 2007 edition of the The American Surveyor in conjunction with an article about Henry Gannett.
on Jul 31, 2006 9:42 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing,  Scenery
Image ID: 211911


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Brett B

Brett B - Aug 2, 2006 2:44 am - Voted 10/10


I need to get to the Wind River Range pronto!


Alpinist - Aug 2, 2006 3:24 am - Hasn't voted


Thanks - yes the Winds are spectacular! Hope you make it out there one day soon.


Dean - Aug 2, 2006 3:08 pm - Voted 10/10


That is a great view of Gannett. I am planning to do it from Dubois next year and this gives me a feel for Wilson Meadows.


Alpinist - Aug 2, 2006 6:27 pm - Hasn't voted


Thanks for the votes Dean. I wish you success with your trip. Floyd Wilson Meadow is looong, with no fewer than half dozen stream crossings, most of them over logs. Some of them are somewhat hidden. Let me know if I can help with any beta...


96avs01 - May 4, 2007 7:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Very Nice View!

Hoping to get there this August, although the lack of snow may force us to defer to another year. Cheers, Chris


Alpinist - May 5, 2007 11:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Nice View!

Good luck! Most people take the Gooseneck Glacier route up Gannett. However, the Gannett Glacier on the north side looks pretty invting. It might be a good alternative in a low snow year (northern exposure).


evolution_star - Jul 2, 2007 9:01 am - Voted 10/10

Can't wait.

One week and i will hopefully be seeing this same sight in person and not just photos.


Alpinist - Jul 2, 2007 5:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Can't wait.

I'm sure you've been counting down the days. Have a GREAT trip! The Wind River area is truly spectacular!

dougwalsh64 - Jan 29, 2012 1:24 am - Hasn't voted

Gannet Glacier

Gannet Glacier is largest in rocky mountains, not lower 48. There are many glaciers larger than Gannet Glacier in Washington, Oregon and on Mt. Shasta.


Alpinist - Jan 29, 2012 12:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gannet Glacier

Thanks. I corrected the caption. I don't recall where but I previously read that it was the largest in the lower 48.


alpinedon - Mar 15, 2012 5:47 pm - Hasn't voted


Such a perfect shot!


Alpinist - Mar 15, 2012 11:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love

Thanks! That is some incredibly beautiful country.


alpinedon - Mar 21, 2012 3:21 pm - Hasn't voted


I might be going to the Cirque for 10 days this summer. I sure hope so!


Rockymntskier - May 6, 2012 6:55 pm - Voted 10/10


Great picture of a beautiful area.


Alpinist - May 6, 2012 10:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Stunning!

Thanks! I agree, the Winds are spectacular. I hope to visit again soon.

davida800 - Nov 18, 2013 8:30 pm - Voted 10/10


One of my favorite places, Floyd Wilson Meadow. Wyoming's hidden gem. Great picture.


Alpinist - Nov 19, 2013 10:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Winds

Thanks! I love the Winds too. I need to get back out there!


gimpilator - Sep 6, 2016 12:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Very Nice

A great photo and a great mountain. I hope to climb it in the near future.


Alpinist - Sep 11, 2016 6:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Nice

Thank you!

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