Wind River High Route

In September 2017, Sam Parks and I took a shot at the a high traverse of the Wind River Mountains. With 200% of the normal snowpack for the time of year, we were in for quite a surprise with the amount of ice and snow we’d encounter. Upon arriving in Lander, Wyoming we were able to locate some 20 year old steel ice axes to borrow, which ended up saving our trip. The route total was about 30,000 feet of elevation gain over 95 miles and 6 days. I tweaked my knee glissading, and ended up bailing out 1 day and 20 miles early. After a half-day of hitchhiking, I took a nap at the trailhead and waited for Sam. I took my film camera along for the ride, here are the photos that came of it.

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