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Wyoming's Wind River Range
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Wyoming's Wind River Range

Wyoming's Wind River Range

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Wyoming's Wind River Range

Manufacturer: by Joe Kelsey

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Page By: musicman82

Created/Edited: Nov 22, 2009 / Nov 22, 2009

Object ID: 6679

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Product Description

This book is an in-depth overview of the Wind River Range. It is the second book in the Wyoming Geographic Series (the first book can be found here). Its chapters cover the orientation and layout of the range, a discussion of the Continental Divide, Geology, the Highline Trail, Vegetation, Wildlife, History, and Wilderness Values.

While it is not geared towards climbers, this book does point out the places where climbers spend the most time. As in the Bonney book (linked above), stunning photography plays a big part of making this book an interesting read. The chapter on the Highline Trail thoroughly describes one of the major north-south trails of the range, and the chapter on history has accounts of many of the early explorers of the region. The chapter on wildlife is a little outdated; in the late 1980's, grizzly bears were not really found in the range, but they have since increased in numbers and can be found there.

Product Details

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: American Geographic Publishing (October 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0938314548
ISBN-13: 978-0938314547
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces



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musicman82Great pictures

Hasn't voted

This book's biggest strength is its superb photography, and it makes an excellent coffee table book. It is not really a climbing resource, but it is a good reference in terms of understanding the layout of the range. The historical pieces on Fremont, Bierstadt, and other people who played a part in the range's past are exceptionally well done.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 11:41 pm

Bill ReedLove the book!!

Voted 5/5

Nice to be able to see most parts of the Winds in photos. Not a guide book, but a nice photo overview of the range with bits of history and such.
Posted Mar 13, 2012 9:03 pm

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