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Wind River Trip-Advice
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gerry cabot
(gerrycabot) - F
Wind River Trip-Advice on 06/17/2008 21:35:16 MDT Print View

Planning a 5 day trip in the Wind River area. I would appreciate any and all advice.

Gear Lists, Routes & lakes for fly fishing, clothing, recommendations, what degree sleeping bag, clothing recommendations.

Erik Graf
(VanGo) - F

Locale: Southeast
Your post looked lonely on 06/21/2008 13:56:03 MDT Print View

I did perhaps the most popular hike in the area as a warm-up to my hike of the Teton Crest Trail - Cirque of Towers in June 2007.

Some pictures taken between storms (if the link doesn't work let me know and I'll send them to you if you want to see them):

Went in at Big Sandy and had planned on camping in the North Fork area but it rained the whole hike in and lightning was whipping all round Jackass Pass so we pitched at North Lake at the base of Sundance Pinacle and then went over the next day. My plan was to cross Texas Pass and hook back up with the Shadow Lake trail but another storm kept me off that pass and we just ran tail back via Big Sandy. I had more than enough stuff for the 3 days hike that ended up being just a long 2 b/c of the weather.

Anyhow, my list was a bit heavy as I planned for the worst (sorry it is sorta disjointed):

(minus 2 for Wind River)

Pack 32oz. (GG Vapor Trail)
Sleeping Bag 32oz. (Kelty)
Tent (one person) 11oz. (6-Moon Poncho/Tent) 24.0 oz. (Tarptent)
Tyvek GC 7.0
Sleep pad 7.0
Toiletries 6.5
50 ft. rope 5.0
Pur Hiker filter 12.5
Stove/pot/fuel/spoon 7.0
Bowl/spoon 2.0
Headlamp .9 oz (Ion)
Trashbags (grocery bags) 1.0
Med Kit 4.0
Water bottles 1.0
Camera & accessories 23.0 7.0 (Equinox Poncho)
= 151.9 oz. (9.5 lbs.)
Socks (3) 7.5
Underwear (3) 4.5
Shirt (2) 17.0 (Columbia sun shirt)
Midweight Top 13.0
Fleece Hat 2.5
Bug headnet 1.0
= 45.5 oz. (2.84 lbs.) + 144.9 oz. (9.5 lbs.)
TOTAL PACK WT = 197.4 oz. (12.33 lbs.)

Shoes Montrail 32.0
Socks 2.5
Underwear 1.5
Pants 8.0 (Columbia zip pants)
Shirt 8.5
Sun hat 3.0
Hiking pole 8.0 = 63.5 oz. (3.97 lbs.)

TOTAL SKIN OUT WEIGHT (no food or water)
260.9 oz. (16.3 lbs.)