But the most optimal window is even shorter: August through mid-September, or mid-July through mid-September after a dry winter. Wind River Country sports some of the best fishing in 43,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs and nearly 2,000 miles of streams fed by mountain snow melt. Jeffrey Palmer. The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48. Titcomb Basin, deep in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, is the kind of place that can induce neck problems. Backpacking in the Wind River Range. Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . 20 August 2019 . The face of the wall is a sheer 1,800 ft granite face - it's one of the tallest and steepest vertical cliffs in Wyoming, and also 16 miles from the nearest road. Every year a group of women and I go on a backpacking adventure together, and it’s been such an incredible tradition. It’s fantastic. Wind River Mountain Range: Fabulous backpacking - Indian reservation - See 29 traveler reviews, 43 candid photos, and great deals for Wyoming, at Tripadvisor. These topographic maps are for the map enthusiast. This is a service that Wild Iris provides to better help you get out and recreate in the splendid and spectacular Wind River Range. All available from Adventurous Traveler (800-282-3963; www.adventuroustraveler.com). The Pole Creek Trail starts at the northeast corner of the parking lot. The environs force you to perpetually look around, mouth gaping open at the mountains towering above it—because many people coming here have quite possibly never seen a place like it before. Fishing Licenses. The Wind River Range is absolutely amazing and this is a pretty easy route if you want to hike into the range and you’re not experienced. Grab a warm sleeping bag, double check the weather, and keep in mind that fall is hunting season, so grabbing some blaze orange to wear isn't a bad idea (and don't forget blaze orange for your pups, too!). 26 posts 1; 2; Next; finecane Guide Posts: 119 Joined: 08/19/09 23:00. Squaretop Mountain Wind River Range #66997 Purchase. Climbing and Backpacking in the Wind River Range. Hiking the Green River Lakes/Highline Trail. Wyoming’s Wind River Range offers one of the most scenic and rewarding backpacking trips in the Lower 48. Begin hiking from the Elkhart parking lot with Mary's Lake as your destination. Leaders will carry one copy of this on the trip for all to peruse. This is glacier country. Gear Deals • Gear Search. No permits are required from the U.S. Forest Service. This is the start of your Wind River journey. Don’t miss out on the brewery in Pinedale post-hike. Wind River Range Backpacking. Permits: No permits are needed to backpack in the Wind River Range. Examples would be, lines, actions, classic and modern makers actions and the like. Mt. Both the Popo Agie and Bridger Wilderness areas allow groups under 15 people to backpack with no permits or fees. From the Elkhart Park trailhead, the trail passes several alpine lakes before you reach its crown jewel: Titcomb Basin, surrounded by the amazing Cirque of the Towers. However, hiking in some areas east of the Divide, as well as vehicle access to Dickinson Park trailhead, involves travel over the Wind River Reservation, for which you must purchase a rather costly fishing license from the tribe, even if you do not fish. There is no camping allowed within 200 feet of lake shores or within 100 feet of creeks or streams. An elegant, high-elevation, multi-day walk through a magnificent mountain range is the stuff of dreams for many backpackers, and there may be no walk better than the Wind River High Route. Earthwalk Press. The backpacking season for the Wind River High Route is short: three months, July through September, in an average year. This board is for discussing concerns of fishing bamboo fly rods. The route traverses glaciers, boulderfields, alpine meadows, lakeshores…simply put, there is a lot of variety. The Wind River Range is a relatively unknown mountain range stretching from Central Wyoming towards the Northwest corner of the state. So after some searching and googling, we came across a blog with some amazing photos of the Wind River Range. This map provides an overview of the entire northern section of the Winds. Northern Wind River Range, Hiking Map & Guide. Here, vast glaciers and snow fields flank Wyoming’s highest mountains, including 13,804-foot Gannet Peak on the Continental Divide. The Cirque of the Towers draws hundreds of climbers a year, though the Winds are full of hundreds of other unheralded, incredible climbs as well. There is no camping allowed within 200 feet of lake shores or within 100 feet of creeks or streams. The Bridger-Teton National Forest borders on the west, while both the Wapiti and Greybull Ranger Districts of the Shoshone National Forest lie north. Backpacking in the Wind River Range. Permits Free, but required for organized parties and youth groups.Contact>> Bridger Wilderness: Pinedale District, (307) 367-4326>> Popo Agie Wilderness: Washakie District, (307) 332-5460>> Fitzpatrick Wilderness: Wind River District, (307) 455-2466Wind River Indian ReservationThe east-central portion of the range lies within tribal lands shared by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern … The Wind River Range is a major barrier between western and central Wyoming and it separates the Wind River Basin to the northeast from the Greater Green River Basin to the south and southwest. Wind River Ranger District . The most logical termini for a Wind River High Route thru-hike are on the range’s east side: Bruce Bridge, 15 miles west of Lander, entirely on pavement; Trail Lakes, 10 miles west of Dubois, mostly on gravel; At both trailheads, you will find only a parking lot and an outhouse. Advice needed for Wind River Range in early Sept. ... as Andrew, but in over 40 years of backing, I haven’t found a finer place to spend time than the Winds. This is a very useful book that I highly recommend for this trip and others. The northern half of the Winds’ east slope is the rugged Fitzpatrick Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest. Please do not evade this requirement, which doesn't seem to be rigorously enforced. The route follows closely to the Continental Divide through the Wind River Range and is largely off-trail; of the approximate 100 miles, 65+ miles are off-trail, depending on your measuring device. 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