I just got back from a brief backpacking adventure in the Wind Rivers mountain range in Wyoming. It was my first time backpacking in Wyoming, and I can’t wait to do it again. I went with my old college friend Justin, who was kind enough to put a human face on some of the pictures I took. I used my old digital rebel (D300) with a Tamron 18-200 lens. The first day was perfect. We hiked along Big Sandy River to our campsite near Clear Lake, then we hiked a loop up past Deep, Temple, Miller, and Rapid Lakes on our way back to camp. That night we got hit with thunderstorms, and a front moved in that we’d heard was going to dump lots of rain on Sunday and snow on Monday. So we hiked out a day early in the rain. I was a little disappointed to miss climbing over jackass pass to get a peek at the famous Cirque of the Towers, but they were obscured by clouds so we decided to skip the extra hiking. Next time…


Justin with some impressive granite in the background. I think that’s Haystack Mountain behind him.

 Deep Lake. East Temple Peak on the left, Temple Peak on the right.

Temple Lake. This is where we hung out for a while… Justin caught a few fish, and I went swimming. For about 45 seconds. Ice water is cold. Sure felt refreshing, though!

Hiking past Temple Lake, I have no idea what that big rock is in front of us.



Justin pumping water.

On the hike out passing by Big Sandy Lake.


2 Responses to “Wyoming”

  1. 1 Liz
    September 3, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Wow, this area really is gorgeous! Beautiful mountain peaks and blue, blue sky. Too bad it rained, but you got some nice pictures, anyway.

  2. 2 Erin
    September 4, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful pictures greg! I especially love the one of the lake and the one with the big tree on the left side looking up at the rocks and sky.

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