Guide to the Wyoming Mountains and Wilderness Areas


Guide to the Wyoming Mountains and Wilderness Areas
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Guide to the Wyoming Mountains and Wilderness Areas
Manufacturer by Orrin H. & Lorraine G. Bonney
Page By musicman82
Page Type Dec 2, 2009 / Dec 2, 2009
Object ID 6697
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Product Description

This is the definitive book on Wyoming's mountains, covering both climbing and back country routes for every range and area in the state. Orrin Bonney and his wife Lorraine were two of the earliest Wyoming mountaineers, making numerous first ascents and naming many important places, including the Cirque of the Towers. They put much of their extensive knowledge into this book, which was first published in 1960.

Each Wyoming range is given its own section, and each part includes a short history and geological overview, and information about roads and trail systems. Each mountain has an entry that includes approach information and distances, YDS ratings for all routes, and first ascent information (if known). Detailed trail maps show drainages and locations of peaks, and there are a few black and white pictures scattered throughout the book.

Product Details

Hardcover: 701 pages
Publisher: Swallow Press, 3rd Edition (1977)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-8040-0578



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musicman82 - Dec 2, 2009 10:16 pm - Voted 5/5

Great book!
This is a great book on Wyoming's mountains; it is hard to find, as it is out of print, but used copies can be found on Amazon for $40-100. Some of the information is outdated, so don't blindly trust the information regarding some road approaches when private property is involved. Some peak elevations have been changed since the book was written; for example, Black Tooth Mountain is listed as the third-highest peak in the Big Horns (12,960 feet), while it is actually 13,005 feet and is one of four 13ers outside of the Winds.

This book also contains many local names for peaks that are unnamed on the topo maps, so it is a good resource to have if you are into climbing the state's obscure peaks.

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