Long 28 mile day. Had to park right below Block and Tackle Hill with just a car adding 2 miles of road each way. Coon and Tayo Lakes were incredible! Temple off to the east caught my eye as well, and the Cirque of the Towers were seen from the summit.
Day 2 of a 26-day Wind River traverse; this day was an over-night epic from Sweetwater Gap to headwaters above Black Joe Lake
Overnight trip up Middle Popo Agie from Worthen Meadows. 12 mile afternoon backpack to camp near Tayo Park after a morning of climbing at Wild Iris. 10+ mile RT to summit from there the next morning, hiked out that afternoon. Lots of miles in 36 hours!
Great start to the semester. Good weather, great views.
Great fishing at Deep Creek Lakes, caught a nice 16" cutthroat. 3" of new snow on the 15th, but it melted fast at lower elevations. Wind chill made for a cool day on the summit.
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.
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.