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    Wy, Wind River Range, First two weeks of Sept

    Planning a 5-6 night trip to this area in Sept. Any strong recommendations for a 40-50 mile loop? I'll have a group of about 4 guys.

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    I'm planning a trip same time next year. Planning on Cirque of the Towers, then to Graves Lake and back to big Sandy trailhead. About 40 miles. We are planning a few days to explore some peaks also. Not just hike every day. 6-7 days.

    When I get home tomorrow I can send you the Caltopo trip I mapped out.


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    Here is our route we are thinking of.

    http://caltopo.com/m/2PJ8


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    The longest Loop I have been on up there is 18 miles, but I could send you a map with all the routes and some personal notes and tips if you want. You have to climb Mitchells Nipple while u are up there too. It's amazing what you can see from up there! There are also a bunch of great guidebooks by Finis Mitchell, the guy who made most of those trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodust View Post
    Here is our route we are thinking of.

    http://caltopo.com/m/2PJ8


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    WOW, that is pretty much spot on to what I'm hoping to put together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbamancub13 View Post
    The longest Loop I have been on up there is 18 miles, but I could send you a map with all the routes and some personal notes and tips if you want. You have to climb Mitchells Nipple while u are up there too. It's amazing what you can see from up there! There are also a bunch of great guidebooks by Finis Mitchell, the guy who made most of those trails.
    I'd love to have any first hand notes or trip info you have of the area. I've driven through Thermopolis just east of there with my wife once, and desperately want to return. Any state with more deer than people is doing something right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWEpic View Post
    I'd love to have any first hand notes or trip info you have of the area. I've driven through Thermopolis just east of there with my wife once, and desperately want to return. Any state with more deer than people is doing something right.
    Make sure you have the right gear. I wouldn't hit the Winds in September without a 10* bag/quilt set. I've seen it get to 25* over night in the middle of August above 9000ft in the Wyoming mountains, and even lower in September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    Make sure you have the right gear. I wouldn't hit the Winds in September without a 10* bag/quilt set. I've seen it get to 25* over night in the middle of August above 9000ft in the Wyoming mountains, and even lower in September.
    We will probably be there the very first week of Sept, and are planning for those temps.

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    A few friends and I did a 50 mile loop in the Winds during the first week of September this year. It was an extraordinary experience. I can't recommend a trip to the Winds during that timeframe strongly enough.

    We used ground shelters, so I can't provide any hammocking-specific advice. I'm happy to answer any questions or provide any guidance that might be helpful. I was extremely pleased with how my kit performed on the trip, including to a low 24* and a night of 2 inches of wet snow. Also was able to land a 16-inch golden trout the first day. Beautiful, awe-inspiring place.

    Here is my brief post-trip report on BackpackingLight: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/...nge-sept-2016/

    Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/E4BVmiYic8L7p1ui7

    Route: http://caltopo.com/m/F1T1

    Gear list and discussion: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/...-in-september/

    General trip planning advice: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/...in-early-sept/
    Last edited by leapfrog1; 12-06-2016 at 10:58.

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    The best time by far is middle of July, it's gonna get pretty frosty in sept. But hey, no mosquitoes. I will compile all my info and get it to you as soon as I can get everything together. Feel free to print off anything I send!

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