A long circuit through the southern Wind River Range. This route takes you through the prime scenery of the southern Wind River Range. However, the trip may be frustrating because even though you hike through so much superb scenery, you have to let many special places pass by unseen because there aren’t enough hours in the day (or energy in the body) for all the desired side trips. It would take ten days to cover everything you would like to see on this route. The route involves three big ascents, so it isn’t for the faint-hearted. It can, however, be hiked in reasonably short segments to make it less strenuous.
Probably the most important factor in this trip is the weather. If it’s clear and sunny, backpacking doesn’t get much better than this. If you get caught in socked-in, low-hanging clouds and rain, it can be a veerrrry loonnng trip, and you would miss most of the incredible vistas. So check the weather forecast before you head for the southern Wind River Range. Special attractions: Lizard Head Peak, two trips over the Continental Divide, and many other high alpine views, spectacular mountain lakes, and endless climbing opportunities.
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