Trip Report
10 days in the Wind Rivers

by Tozo
Monday April 19, 2010 3:01pm
Here's another report from the past. Trying to get excited about the upcoming warm season! Enjoy!
Credit: Tozo

Day 1 - Reach Trailhead at ~2pm. Somehow we manage to put our packs on (mine weights 65 lbs and Marc’s weighs 76 lbs). It is an easy 6 miles (depending on how much weight is on your back) to Big Sandy Lake and then a another 2 miles over Jack Ass Pass (the actual and apt name for the pass) to get to the Cirque of Towers. The first six is a cruise, were feeling studly. And the last two miles, well… Not feeling so studly any more.

Wind River Range...


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Tozo
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Tozo is a trad climber from East of West.

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Ezra

Social climber
WA, NC, Idaho Falls
  Apr 19, 2010 - 01:13pm PT
Thanks for sharing, a great TR!
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Apr 19, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
A fine TR sir. Awesome!
altelis

Mountain climber
DC
  Apr 24, 2010 - 01:41pm PT
Awesome sounding trip! When you decided the pooch couldn't be left unleashed, you leave her in the tent or tied to a tree? You ever worry about wildlife and a leashed dog?
Pate

Trad climber
  Apr 25, 2010 - 01:33pm PT
Great TR- If I was asked the question "If you could only climb in one range the rest of your life" my answer would be The Winds.
Tozo

Trad climber
East of West
Author's Reply  Apr 26, 2010 - 08:36am PT
thanks for the kind words, guys
altelis, I never worried too much about wild animals, but I certainly never like the idea of tying up a dog. if my memory is correct, I think she was pretty good the rest of the trip and guarded the camp leashless when we did the final two climbs.
and Pate, yeah I could climb in the winds forever. Hopefully next time we'll get into some more remote areas. those packs are just sooo damn heavy when you're talking about goint 15-20miles to base camp...
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
  Apr 27, 2010 - 02:17pm PT
Yep, still wanna go.
Too bad you don't get California weather up there...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
  Oct 17, 2011 - 10:10pm PT
Really great pictures and pano's in the link.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 17, 2011 - 11:43pm PT
Very cool, love that place!!!!
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