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Rampart Pass - Ishawooa Pass Professional Review and Guide
"This is more than a backpacking trip—this is a pilgrimage. It proves the adage, “no pain, no gain.” The reward for your toil is one of the most remarkable wilderness experiences available in the contiguous 48 states—full of spectacular scenery, wildlife viewing opportunities, and big doses of adventure. The route does not actually go over a pass, but rather directly over the 11,455-foot-high peak just south of Overlook Mountain. Allow a rest day before climbing Rampart Pass. The Open Creek side of Rampart Pass is highly eroded and not passable by horses. We recommend that hikers use two walking sticks (a pair of retractable trekking poles is best) for the descent, which is the most difficult described in this guidebook. Highlights: A long, strenuous backpacking adventure; deep wilderness; spectacular scenery; wildlife viewing."
--Lee Mercer & Ralph Maughan, Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas (Falcon Guides).
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