CDT – Days 30 to 32 – Wind River Range

DATE:  September 1 to 320120908-124440.jpg

START:  Turpin Meadow (six miles from Togwotee Lodge)

FINISH:  Just south of Lester Pass

DISTANCE:  102 miles (164.1 km)

DAILY AVERAGE:  34 miles (54.7 km)

TOTAL DISTANCE:  1042 miles (1676.6 km)

The Wind River Range. Stunning glacial cirques, alpine lakes, jagged granite peaks; a jewel amongst America’s Wilderness Areas. No, I’m not angling for a spot on Wyoming’s Tourism Board…….it really is pretty nice (see photos below). The highlight? The Knapsack Col Route. Not actually part of the “official” CDT, nonetheless for the sake of an extra half day, it is one of those not-to-be-missed areas which I would highly recommend to all future CDT hikers.

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CDT – Days 30 to 32 – Wind River Range — 1 Comment

  1. The Wind River Range is epic. I love looking over your photos and feeling the the hairs prick up on the back of my neck. I am excited for the day to go back and spend some extended time hiking along the divide through there. I was intimidated to wander far from my proposed route (which already included some steep snowbound passes) and so I stuck mostly to Ley’s proposed route. Nonetheless, any trail through the Wind River Range is incredible in and of itself. I believe until hiking all this gem’s trails, I won’t be able to be truly satisfied. I always say that “when” I thru-hike the CDT again, it will be because of the trail’s unique characteristic in that is isn’t just a trail. It’s a trail of many trails and you can make of it as you choose. Anyways, I am thoroughly enjoying your blog. Thanks for inspiration for the inspiration.

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