The peaks surrounding the lake are impressive but unnamed. on Nov 29, 2014 3:30 pm. And what’s awesome about those mountains is you don’t have to work very hard for stunning views. Pinedale's great outdoors are unequaled. Contact The Artist About This Artwork. Getting to the trailhead involves driving on the Wind River Reservation and requires a permit. Current Trail Conditions Update Conditions. It’s not. Thread starter tarpon6; Start date Sep 16, 2013; Tags wind rivers wyoming tarpon6 Member . There is a sense of adventure and exploration. It’s about three miles to Upper Silas Lake and if that’s too far, rest and snack at Lower Silas Lake, which you pass on your way. Another long day of hiking brought us to Middle Fork Lake and its basin surrounded by beautifully sculpted granite peaks. It is the granite that entices so many climbers to the area, and also gives the range its rugged feel. The Cirque of the Towers is a climber’s dream and perhaps the range’s most famous hike. Box 925 Unknown See History. Day 1: It's about 6 miles from the trailhead to Mary's Lake. The Wind River Range is located in western Wyoming, just south of the Tetons and Jackson Hole. Date. The range’s vast wilderness areas attract many hikers, climbers and skiers. A major contributor to the stunning views is the range’s geology. The trail, which starts at the Dickinson Park trailhead provides the ultimate way to experience the vastness of the range. Many people mistakenly think the Grand Teton is Wyoming’s highest peak. The Wind River Range As much as we in Fremont County would love to entirely claim the Wind River Mountains, we share the west side with Sublette County. To get deep into the Winds is hard work, but the payoff is incredible. « PREV NEXT » Nelson. It is these mountains that bring adventure seekers to Wind River Country, whether they are hikers, backpackers, climbers or campers. Graph Plots Open in Graphs. Sawmill & Popo Agie Campground (Sinks Canyon State Park): Both campgrounds, located in Sinks Canyon, provide immediate access to an entire trails network in the canyon. The Wind River’s Gannett Peak at 13,804 feet takes the title. Wind River Peak is an easier non-technical peak that still gets you above 13,000-feet. The route is thrilling and the scenery spectacular. All Rights Reserved. Wind River Range, Timico Lake Backpacking Trip 2019 - YouTube Worthen Meadows Campground, Shoshone National Forest: This campground on the shores of Worthen Reservoir provides access to the Middle Fork trail and Stough Creek Trails in the Popo Agie Wilderness. Wind Forecast NOAA; Wind Real-Time ; Timico Lake wind forecast issued today at 7:35 am. In fact, seven of the 10 largest glaciers in the Lower 48 are found in the Winds. Anyone who is interested in visiting Timico Lake can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Timico Lake is located in Sublette County, Wyoming. The Wind River Range (or "Winds" for short), is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. The four of us were only setting out to complete the 67-mile section that runs the length of the Wind River Mountains. The CDT is the longest of the National Scenic Trails. This is the start of your Wind River journey. The only related option that I might recommend is a Wind River High Route section-hike, which range from 37-67 miles and can be done in 3-7 days, depending on the route and, again, fitness. Timico Lake is in the Lakes category for Sublette County in the state of Wyoming. Email Address. You are welcome Windsor. Rate Quality . Trailside Gallery 130 East Broadway Jackson, Wyoming 83001 (307) 733-3186 Visit Website. There are designated campsites at the lake if you want to settle in for the evening. It’s their accessibility that has overshadowed the Wind River Mountains, but that’s OK. It’s left the mountains rugged and in many places quiet. He’s backpacked all over the world, but if pressed to name his top three favorite spots, the Wind River Mountains makes the list, he told me. But if you are flexible, most trips have redeeming qualities even if they don’t turn out like you had hoped. ©2020 Wind River Visitors Council. 7:35 pm. There is good camping near the Deep Creek Lakes. Gallery Info. The summit is about 15 miles from the trailhead, Tilden said. Dickinson Creek Campground, Shoshone National Forest: There are several trails that lead into the Popo Agie Wilderness and to many mountain lakes, the largest being Shoshone Lake. That trail also continues deep into the Wind River Mountains, including Twin Lakes, Hudson Meadow, and Stough Creek. Share. This lake is 72 acres in size. Remember, it is the isolation that in part makes these mountains so magical. Rate Difficulty. I usually come home slightly battered, legs aching, feet blistered and recover on the couch with a map and guide book planning my next trip. Highlights include steep glacier cut valleys, glacial-fed alpine… “Talk about feeling on top of the world and a little exposed.” — Emily Tilden, Lander resident. Weather. For more information check in with local outdoor shops. Begin hiking from the Elkhart parking lot with Mary's Lake as your destination. Prints Available. Wild and wildly scenic, central Wyoming's Wind River Range is a stretch of mountains shaped by glaciers and sought-out by daring hikers and climbers. Wind River Peak provides a peak-bagging experience with no technical climbing experience required, although you will need to do a little boulder hopping. Length. In a range renowned for its incredible peaks-to-people ratio, we’ve scouted the loneliest route of all, in a swath of wild country where lakes sparkle in deep, granite-walled valleys hard up against the rock and ice of the Continental Divide. My friend Kai and I originally intended to climb Gannett Peak (13, 809′) in Wyoming’s Wind River Range over a five day period. Comments Post a Comment. The trip didn't go quite as planned and we spent more time in the trees than we had wanted, but the weatherman had a different idea for us. For those who are really ambitious and want a long day hike, Valentine Lake is 12 miles from the trailhead (with plenty of elevation gain). Once we reach Timico Lake, our path fades as we aim southeast, going up and around cobalt lakes, and through glaciated canyons, eventually reaching Middle Fork Lake with its awesome views of Pronghorn Peak and its environs. Lander, WY 82520. The Wind River’s Gannett Peak at 13,804 feet takes the title. November Wind Pinedale, Ralph Wenz Field Airport (18.6 miles) 2020 October November. I had just reached the Cirque of the Towers, one of the most famous areas in the Wind River Mountains. Once you’ve gotten a taste of the Winds, nothing else compares. The range runs roughly NW-SE for approximately 100 miles (161 km). Granite peaks—40 of them over 13,000 feet high—dominate the landscape. Camping at Faler Lake is typically done in the warmer months. Joined Aug 2, 2012 Messages 15. Latest Blog Posts. There’s a reason NOLS has been running courses in the mountains for decades. There aer several places to set up camp with shelter and water. It’s not. Duration. Wind River Range. Hosting 100+ miles of the Continental Divide Trail and astounding mountain scenery, Wyoming’s Wind River Range offers more to explore beyond the Tetons, Medicine Bows, and Yellowstone National Park. 2 Views Last Month 74 Since Apr 5, 2019 Intermediate. There are hundreds of lakes, meadows and peaks to explore and in certain areas you can go days without seeing other travelers. Come experience the vast expanses of the towering Wind River Range, the beauty of the region's 1,300 lakes, forests, rivers, wilderness, and wildlife. 9 Days Solo Wind River Range Washakie Pass, Grave Lake, Hailey Pass Loop. The area draws climbers for the multitude of routes on the granite towers that make up the cirque. Sinks Canyon Campground (Shoshone National Forest): Located between Bruce’s Parking Lot and Sinks Canyon State Park, this campground and parking area provide access to a network of trails in and beyond Sinks Canyon. Add Check-In. Updates, Latest Works and News. P.O. Wind River Visitors Council Don’t get me wrong, the Tetons are incredible. Difficulty. Circle the Continental Divide Driving Tour. Much of the trail is high and completely exposed- not a place you’d want to be if a storm blows in. Route type. Be prepared. Timico Lake Trail is a 24 mile out and back trail located near Pinedale, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Nearby Wind River Indian Reservation lands are private; please be respectful of the private land boundaries and do not trespass. It didn’t quite turn out like we had anticipated. An eight-day backpacking/ fly fishing trip in the Bridger Wilderness, August 2018. Wind River Mountain Range, Wyoming Picture: Me in front of the Chain Lakes - Check out Tripadvisor members' 1,086 candid photos and videos of Wind River Mountain Range United States; WY; Sublette County; Timico Lake; 1-Day 3-Day 5-Day. -Windsor. I brought my Packraft and paddled to the end of the… Always glad to see views of The Winds here on SP. It would take a lifetime to fully explore the Winds, but that’s a challenge I wouldn’t mind taking on. This, I want to emphasize, will be a tough day for even the fit. Aug 11, 2020 near Pinedale, WY. The trail to the lake, if done in one day, is long and tiring with lots of ups and downs. Timico Lake Wind Statistics . All rights reserved. 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