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Dylan Snodgrass

Locale: San Francisco, CA
Absaroka Beartooth & Wind River Range Questions on 05/09/2012 18:38:29 MDT Print View

I'm in Bozman, MO for a wedding July 21-22 and plan on two weeks of backpacking/visiting friends in the area afterward. It looks like btw visiting friends in Jackson Hole and a tourist stop in Yellowstone I'll have two distinct windows for backpacking. 5 days w/my wife and then 8 days solo.
I'm looking for knowledge of epic spots, good bivy sites w/the crazy view, off trail gems, and general not to be missed things. We are confident off trail and comfortable to class 3 scramble but no ice axe/crampon stuff. Geared to aprx 20 degrees at night and rain/light snow if forced. Wildlife viewing a plus we do bring binoculars. Maybe there is a better spot for my wife and I as I'm fairly committed to the Winds (life list). We have explored the Tetons, crest trail, already. I'd be stoked if anyone can share their knowledge of the area or point me towards the appropriate guidebooks, etc. Thank you!

Plan as of now calls for Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Lake Plateau area (7/23-27) W/wife and then solo in the WRR (7/29-8/6).

WRR planning material:
Pallister's "Beyond Trails" guidebook.
Beartooth overview map (1:100,000) of the Winds .
Awesome BPL trip report thx Andrew!

Absaroka Beartooth planning material:
Beartooth overview map (1:100,000) Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness.
BPL trip report thx Mike!

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Dylan on 05/09/2012 23:30:07 MDT Print View

Dude, I have absolutely nothing helpful to say except....have a thoroughly amazing time. WRR has been haunting me for years, would love to go there some day. 8 days solo in the Winds, I'm stoked for you, enjoy every slow savory minute of it. You and Raycene both.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Wind River Range Questions on 05/10/2012 11:44:46 MDT Print View

Nancy's guidebook should answer most of your questions. Your main problem will be choosing among all the possibilities! You can, of course, combine bits and pieces of trips in a similar location. Have fun!