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Wind River High Route 2015

This was a spectacular route including a significant portion of off-trail travel in one of most beautiful mountain ranges in the continental United States, Wyoming's Wind River Range.  This route was ~80 miles long and included nine significant passes, nearly innumerable high alpine lakes, a glacier crossing, some class 3 travel, and memories for years to come.  I completed this hike with my twin brother Andrew in late August/early September and we experienced ideal weather, melted snow fields, and few bugs.

Day 1: Green River Lakes to Clark Creek
Day 2: Clark Creek to Titcomb Basin
Day 3: Titcomb Basin to Middle Alpine Lake
Day 4: Middle Alpine Lake to stream before Glacier Lake
Day 5: Stream before Glacier Lake to Upper Bonneville Lake
Day 6: Upper Bonneville Lake to Shadow Lake
Day 7: Shadow Lake to Big Sandy Trailhead

Many thanks to Alan Dixon and Don Wilson for designing this route.  A very helpful guide that they have created is available:

*There is some debate whether this is the "actual high route" through the Winds (see Skurka), but being our first time to the range and completing our first extended off-trail route, this route was ideal for the beauty experienced vs. the challenge required.

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I've been born and raised in the great state of Michigan. I recently graduated from physical therapy school. I enjoy being active, playing sports, and running. Backpacking has become a great interest as it is a physical challenge that provides many rewarding views and experiences. I strive to make a difference in the lives of those encounter in every day life, on the trail, or even just on this blog. May God bless each of you. Now go find an adventure! It's only a few feet away!