Storm Conditions Update 9/11/2020

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As no doubt many of you have heard already, a massive storm and wind event rolled through the Wind River Range on Monday. Although most of the projected snow hit the east side of the range, the wind that followed … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 8/22/2020

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It’s been a couple of weeks, but I thought we’d share a few things about this late summer-early fall season that should be on everyone’s minds. Starting out with some good news, put away the bug nets, cause the bugs … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 7/22/2020

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As we move further into our summer season, most all of the Wind River Range is accessible. Only on the highest passes, tallest peaks and glaciers will you find snow. All creek crossings are calming down and are passable with … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 7/15/2020

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It seems that the hotter-than-average summer predicted for Wyoming is coming to pass. With a high yesterday of 73F above 11,000 feet, the remaining snow is melting fast. This super heating is causing swelling creeks in the high country. One … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 7/11/2020

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Over the last week, snowlines in the Winds have jumped considerably. Expect snowline to be between 10,800 and 11,000 feet, with sparse snow still lingering at the upper end of that spectrum. Without freezing temperatures at night, the snowline will … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 7/3/2020

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Spring just doesn’t want to let up! Did that groundhog see his shadow? This past storm dumped around 6-12 inches of snow in the high country. This pushes things back a bit, but looking at the immediate forecast, it looks … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/24/2020

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As of Monday we’ve officially crossed into Summer Solstice, and therefore our core backpacking season in the Wind River Range. The high temperatures are super-heating the snowpack and are melting 2-4 inches off the snowpack per day. For the northern … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/19/2020

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As our Spring continues to get weird, the Wind River High Country continues to open up above 10,000 feet. In the southern end of the range (think Boulder Lake and south), expect a snowline hovering around 10,300-10,500 feet. The northern … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/11/2020

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Just when you think it’s finally summer… You get another 6 inches of snow in town and it melts the next day! That’s just the way things go in Wyoming. All of us at the shop can attest to having … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/3/2020

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Not much change in the snowpack over the last week. What you will start to notice is the lack of freezing temperatures high in the mountains. Above freezing temperatures have started to wreak havok on the structure of the snow. … Read More

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