6/16/2024 - Wind River Range

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Wind River Range Helicopter fly-over
Photo courtesy of Tip Top Search & Rescue

Overview

Since our last post here, A LOT has melted. It's been warm at nights up high and in the valleys, and we are well on our way to a great hiking season. At this point, we are one, maybe two weeks away from full game-on! Things to take note if you are headed into the Winds: You will for sure encounter high water crossings and good amounts of snow in northern aspects at high elevations. 

'No reports of any serious downfall across the range or landslides. Here in Sublette County, we are seeing the highest flows in our rivers right now—the Wind River Range will be a week or so behind. I am willing to bet that the ice lake levels are ten thousand feet, so go catch those fish!

We can start talking about Gannett Peak now; Titcomb will still be covered in snow, so coming from the West side might not be the fastest. From some photos I have seen of Gannett, this season's snow is holding strong. 

We will be back next week with more updates. Until then, we hike!

Elkhart Park Trailhead

Accessible

Hikers are making it within a mile or two of Seneca Lake. Keep in mind when coming to this trailhead—the road is under construction so plan on delays and please respect the signage.

9350 ft
Elevation

Green River Lakes Trailhead

Accessible
8040 ft
Elevation

Big Sandy Trailhead

Accessible

The road to Big Sandy is open. It's bumpy but passable in most vehicles.

9085 ft
Elevation

Boulder Lake Trailhead

Accessible

This would be my trailhead of choice if I wanted to get deep into the range right now.

7300 ft
Elevation

New Fork Lakes Trailhead

Accessible

Double Top is getting close to being totally melted out. There are lots of water crossings in this canyon - please choose wisely. 'Nothing yet to report about Palmer Canyon or surrounding areas.

7900 ft
Elevation

Scab Creek Trailhead

Accessible
8200 ft
Elevation

Spring Creek Trailhead

Accessible

4WD and high clearance are highly recommended.

8200 ft
Elevation

Author - Dalan

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