Hiking a mountain in the winds

 

 

We are back with trail reports for the 2024 hiking season! 

Not much is going on so far with springtime here west of the divide, so for now, we wait until dry trails and bugs!

The winter here in Pinedale felt warmer and drier than most, but that doesn’t mean our snowpack is struggling; Big Sandy is still sitting at 87%, Elkhart at 65%, and Hobbs Park at 111%. We’ll need a warm and dry May and June if we want to hit the trails early.

Weather trends over the past few weeks are showing cold nights in the Winds. It gets above freezing during the day but stays well below at night. Snow is melting but we won’t see any big changes until those nightly temps get above 32. 

Shed Hunting season is about three weeks away, so anyone hiking in the foothills, please be aware of closures. If you have any questions about the range that I did not answer and would like to know more, please reach out to us at the shop by phone or email. We are happy to talk trails with everyone!

 

Big Sandy Trailhead (9,085′) – CLOSED
Snowpack still at 87%

Scab Creek Trailhead (8,200′) – CLOSED

Boulder Lake Trailhead (7,300′) – OPEN
Boulder Lake Trailhead is accessible but you will not be making it up the trail more than a mile or two before you start to encounter snow.

Elkhart Park Trailhead (9,350′) – CLOSED
Snowpack still at 65%

Spring Creek Trailhead (8,200′) –  CLOSED

New Fork Lakes Trailhead (7,900′) – CLOSED
Snowpack still at 12%

Green River Lakes Trailhead (8,040′) – CLOSED

 

Additional Resources:

GOTCo, Pinedale Area Hiking/Fishing Shuttles

Recreate Responsibly, Friends of the Bridger-Teton

Bear Wise Wyoming, WY Fish & Game

Wyoming Fishing Regulations, WY Fish & Game

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