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Wind River Range Part II-Washakie Pass-Cirque of the Towers to Big Sandy

Wind River Range Part II-Washakie Pass-Cirque of the Towers to Big Sandy

We found ourselves in an incredible, almost unearthly landscape shaped by glaciers, rivers and inexorable wind – a quarter-mile-wide bench with little vegetation, piles of boulders, a high ridge some thousand feet above us to our east, and a steep thousand-foot drop to our west with the myriad peaks along a hundred miles of the divide stretched out beyond. The wind, mostly in our faces but sometimes blissfully off the starboard bow, was like a living thing, blasting, swirling, sometimes even lifting us up so that we would stagger to keep our footing.

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Earth, Fireside, Trails
Wind River Range Part I: Green River Lakes to East Fork River

Wind River Range Part I: Green River Lakes to East Fork River

Maybe it was smoke from the dry-lightning fires burning far to the east and north, mixing with the multi-textured clouds and backlit by the setting sun. Or maybe it was just our eyes adjusting to the visual hyperbole of tortured rock peaks, white granite boulders, golden grass, deep green conifer and green-blue water.

by October 8, 2012 0 comments Earth, Trails