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Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
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Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

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Object Title: Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Manufacturer: Nancy Pallister

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Page By: Bill Reed

Created/Edited: Mar 13, 2012 / Apr 2, 2012

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Product Description

From the Web-Site:
This guidebook presents 48 selected routes in the Wind River Mountains that are designed for the advanced backpacker with off-trail experience. Routes vary from about 20 to 90 miles in length, and from as little as 20% of the miles off-trail to as much as 70% of the route off-trail travel. Seven routes require mountaineering experience. Each route is described with an overview line map, map list, detailed travel plan, route profile, and day-by day description with photographs. The Map Appendix covers the Wind Rivers with 71 gray-scale maps showing off-trial routes overlain on detailed topographic base maps.

The routes emphasize the alpine terrain along the Continental Divide with from 20% to 70% off-trail travel. What makes this guidebook stand out from other guides?
• Every mile on and off trails are rated for difficulty.
• Foul-weather detours are described for cruxes on most routes.
• Detailed travel plans use the author's experience to insure you the highest chance of a successful backpacking trip.
• Summarized route statistics and hazards help you choose a route within your capabilities, risk tolerance and time limits.
• USGS 7.5-minute maps are used for the base maps
• No other guidebook describes as many miles on the "Roadless Area" of the Wind River Indian Reservation

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Gray Dog Press, Spokane, Wa - 2010
ISBN 978-936178-21-6

About the Author

As it relates to the subject of this book.
From the book
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), located in Lander, Wyoming- instructor and course leader from 1969 to 1975. Documented much word-of-mouth off-trail information for internal use as the NOLS Course Planner from 1973-75.



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Bill ReedGood info!!

Voted 5/5

Lots of detail on off-trail travel in the Winds. The author did (and is still doing) much research on these routes the old fashioned way-by walking them. Highly recommend!!
Posted Mar 13, 2012 9:12 pm

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