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Wind River Range – a Bomber Basin & Ross Lakes loop

This year’s trip in Wyoming’s Wind River Range was 7 days in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness, in the northeast area.  Starting at the Trail Lake trail head south of Dubois, we ascended south into Bomber Basin to near Turquoise Lake, then … Continue reading

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Grays and Torreys Peaks

Grays Peak (14278′) is the 10th highest peak in the Rocky Mountains and along with neighboring Torreys Peak (14274′), is a very popular destination.  RC and I were fresh from the Never Summer Wilderness trip with 3+ days of altitude-acclimation … Continue reading

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Never Summer Wilderness – Baker Gulch, Parika Lake

Colorado’s Never Summer Wilderness borders Rocky Mountain National Park on the west.  7 of us did a 2-night trip along the Baker Creek, Baker Gulch, and Parika Lake trails.  Highlights included great scenery, mostly-good weather, wildflowers, more moose than any … Continue reading

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Wind River Range: take 3

For the third year in a row the big summer trip was in Wyoming’s Wind River Range.  There were 5 of us this year, with RC & TC also returning for their 3rd trip and adding first-timers PD-C & CC.  … Continue reading

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Another wonderful week in the Winds

I thought last year’s trip to Wyoming’s Wind River Range was probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing but two of the participants wanted to go back this summer so RC, TC, and I did just that. This year’s trip was mostly on … Continue reading

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Wind River Range – Deep Creek Lakes, Stough Basin, and more

It’s my first hike in Wyoming and what a way to start!  The Wind River Range is a 100-mile long mountain range in western Wyoming (just south of the Tetons) that includes most of the state’s highest peaks and is … Continue reading

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Sinks Canyon State Park – Wyoming

Some friends and I were in Lander WY with an afternoon free before beginning a trip in the Wind River Range so we visited Sinks Canyon State Park.  The main feature here is a large canyon where the Middle Fork … Continue reading

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A Wet Week in the Weminuche Wilderness, or A Soggy San Juans Story

The Weminuche Wilderness covers about 500,000 acres of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and is the largest in the state.  I and 4 other guys (RC, JH, TC, & WN) spent about 6 days exploring much of the Ute Creek … Continue reading

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Mount Zirkel Wilderness

A 4-night trip in Colorado’s Mount Zirkel Wilderness northeast of Steamboat Springs was just the escape I needed after months of doing little except packing, fixing-up, and cleaning the house in Kansas City.  3 friends and I left KC early … Continue reading

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Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness is about 250 square miles of the Anaconda Range straddling the Beaverhead, Deerlodge, and Bitterroot National Forests in southwest Montana.  It features countless trout-filled lakes, many peaks over 9000′ with a few over 10000′, and about 280 … Continue reading

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