Winds: Wall Lake to Photo Pass Experience?
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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Winds: Wall Lake to Photo Pass Experience? on 01/27/2011 12:48:00 MST Print View

Part of an upcoming trip includes a route from Wall Lake to Photo Pass -

North Section
Wall2Photo1b

South Section
Wall2Photo2c

Anyone been there, done that?
It looks doable, with a little care and some common sense.
I'm just looking for confirmation.

Edited by greg23 on 01/27/2011 13:36:37 MST.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Winds: Wall Lake to Photo Pass Experience? on 01/27/2011 18:40:36 MST Print View

Are you familiar with Nancy Pallister's "Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains"? She has these routes (and variations) listed there. Here's her website: http://www.mcreynoldscpa.com/BeyondTrails

Note that you'll need an Indian Reservation permit for part of the trip. Despite what your map shows, everything east of the Continental Divide from just north of Milky Lakes to Baptiste Lake is in the Reservation.

Edited by hikinggranny on 01/27/2011 18:42:33 MST.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Winds: Wall Lake to Photo Pass Experience? on 02/05/2011 15:32:07 MST Print View

bump...

Yes Mary, I have the book.

Anyone been there, done that?
It looks doable, with a little care and some common sense.
I'm just looking for confirmation.

Eric Jahn-Clough
(ejcfree) - F - M

Locale: off grid
Wall Lake-Hay Pass area on 02/25/2011 21:45:19 MST Print View

Hi Greg, I have been to Wall Lake and through Angel Pass to Alpine Lakes Pass and through the unnamed pass west of Angel Peak and south of your pass on three different hikes. On your route from Wall over the Divide-easy, then all talus, the drop down south of Douglas will require careful scouting.the talus area Wall Lake is over the Divide to the far rightsouth of Burch Peak Your drop will be in this areasouth towards Golden Lake area south towards Golden Lake areaover Golden Lake area this looks over Golden Lake area into where you will head. This is a fantastic locale. Not many people around there, be careful, and have a great time. Tell me about it when your done. All Best to you, Eric

Edited by ejcfree on 02/25/2011 21:46:53 MST.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Wall Lake-Hay Pass area on 02/26/2011 09:06:50 MST Print View

Eric,
Wow! Big Thanks for scouring the forum and finding this query.

Wall2DouglasRoute3
This is what I had in mind, depending on snow.
So, with care on my part, it looks OK.

I really appreciate the photo tour.
Thanks.

Edited by greg23 on 02/26/2011 09:24:12 MST.