Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wind River Mountains and Gannett Peak, WY: August 2000

Author’s note: Yes, the date of the trip is correct: August 2000, 10 years ago. I finally decided to write up this TR before my memory fades or a hard disk crash takes away my photos.

Gannett Peak's summit snowcap above Floyd Wilson Meadows

Ten years ago, on August 21 2000, I hefted one of the heaviest packs I’ve ever carried onto my shoulders and headed into Wyoming’s Wind River range on a week-long backpacking trip with my friend Damon. Damon is one of my most frequent outdoor adventure partners, and over the preceding years we had done quite a few backpacking trips together, most frequently in California’s Sierra Nevada range. For this trip we had our sights set on Gannett Peak, Wyoming’s highest peak (13,804’) and probably the most challenging state high point in the Lower 48.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lower Wolf Jaw Mtn: 08/20/2010

Marcy, Colden, MacIntyre Range from Lower Wolf Jaw

Our climb up the Bennie's Brook Slide to Lower Wolf Jaw mountain almost didn't happen. We made it to the trailhead fine (and scored the last available parking spot at the Garden trailhead), hiked uneventfully up the Southside Trail for three miles, and began ascending what we thought was the tributary that would lead us to the base of the slide...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Provincetown Dunes Hikes: 08/13/2010

For the past 3 years, we've been taking a week's vacation at Cape Cod, near Provincetown at the outermost tip of the Cape. For me, one of the draws of this part of the Cape is the extensive dune landscape which is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Provincetown Dunes view