Wind River Range, Wyoming

The summer of 2014 again found me backpacking in the Wind River Range.
The 3rd time in the last several years. This time I went with good friend Bill.

We decided to explore some of the southern part of the range.
All within the Popo Agie Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest
Goddess bless the Wilderness!

Drove from Lander up Sinks Canyon to Sheep Bridge Trailhead.
Then packs on back, down to the Popo Agie River
and two days later to a first base camp for a few days at Deep Creek Lakes
and the great views up to Wind River Peak and the Continental Divide.

Then up Tayo Creek to Coon Lake for a days ramble
to a low saddle in the Continental Divide and views down into Little Sandy Creek.
Finally a couple of fine days in Stough Creek Lakes Basin wandering among the high lakes.
Backpack out, stop for a tourist moment at the Sinks
Beer and burgers in Lander and drive home.

What a delight!
The Winds again prove themselves to be one of finest mountain ranges in the West.
To quote from "Sky's Witness," C.L. Rawlins' fine book about the Winds:
"Out here I feel the immensity that lies beyond thought"
I could return again and again.

I hope you enjoy this gallery of a few images from our backpacking trip.
With a number of exceptions they are in chronological order,
as well as being arranged with the idea of viewing them on the page and in sequence.
As usual, there are many photographs of lakes - I can't resist.

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