Wyoming Wind River Range 2012

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Gannett Peak is the highest mountain in Wyoming and the forest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Going Into the Wind River Range

With the snow pack in much of Wyoming lower than normal, currently less than 70% in the Wind River Range this year, we fully expect the Wind River Mountain Range and all trail heads to open sooner than previous years.  The sad part is, while this may help keep the mosquitoes down, the fire danger rises proportionately.  C’est la vie of ranchers, farmers, and outdoor adventurers!

Did you know that late May and late September are great times for visiting Sublette County?  Fewer crowds and awesome short but sweet Rocky Mountain seasonal changes!!

After checking out the Elkhart Park Trail Head access this past weekend, I have begun to really get excited about this year’s Wind River Range trips!  Almost tempted to grab the snowshoes and get going…anybody else?

In the meantime, I stumbled across a great video that Outdoor Research shot about “Backpacking the Winds” as one of their seven iconic outdoor “Classics” series.  While not quite as good as the real thing, it will have to do for another few weeks until the Bridger Wilderness is open for business!  Enjoy.

J.C.

Backpacking the Winds — The Classics from Outdoor Research on Vimeo.

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