||Wind Rivers Wyoming Llama Trek
Hike with llamas in Wyoming's Wind River Range, Cirque of Towers-Bears Ears, Northern Popo Agie Wilderness
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Leader: Carol Kurt
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TRIP DATES: August 4 - 10, 2014
NUMBER OF DAYS: 7
TRIP OVERVIEW: This trip is a classic Wind River Range trip and covers a large portion of the northern Popo Agie Wilderness, with glacial cirques and many high alpine lakes with plentiful trout fishing. Typical wildlife seen is moose, deer, and elk. We will move camps each day except for two layover days. Participants will carry day packs and the llamas will carry all of the camp gear. Our guides will do all of the cooking. We will see the remote Wind River Range and learn how to travel with llama support. We will explore hiking in this range and feel the wilderness experience. Participants can even do some fishing if they wish.
The trip begins at the North Fork trail head. Starting at approximately 9,300 feet elevation, we will hike down to the North Fork of the Popo Agie River and follow the river to an open, meandering high alpine meadow just below tree-line (7 miles hiking distance). On days 2 and 3 we will hike to the Cirque of the Towers area in Lizard Head meadows, gaining about 600 feet elevation and camping at approximately 10,100 feet. Here we will layover for 2 nights. On the layover day we may split the group, if we choose, to take various day hikes at different levels of difficulty. Participants may enjoy the Cirque of Towers scrambling up Jack Ass Pass or Texas Pass, or simply fishing the head waters of the North Fork out of Lonesome Lake, enjoying some of the best views of the Wind River Range. On day 4 we will hike up Lizard Head Trail and merge with Bears Ears Trail, climbing a steep 6 miles and traversing past Cathedral Peak at 11,800 feet with grand views. Then we will descend and merge with Moss Lake Trail, a distance of 4 miles, to Ranger Park at the confluence of Little Wind River at 10,200 feet, for a total day's hiking distance of approximately 10 miles. On days 5 and 6 we will day-hike to Washakie and/or South Fork Lakes, viewing spectacular cirque walls and experiencing the remote solitude. Day 7 has us hiking back up to Bears Ears and descending to Adams Pass to Bears Ears trailhead, a distance of 12 miles
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: You should be in good shape and able to hike in elevations between 9,000 and 11,800 feet, covering distances of up to 12 miles per day.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Tent camping with tent, sleeping bag and pad provided. Llamas will carry camp gear, so hiking will be with a day pack.
SKILLS & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: All meals from lunch on August 4 through lunch on August 10, llamas to carry the gear, guides, cooks, camp gear, tips for the guides, tents, sleeping bag, and pad.
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Not included are travel expenses
GROUP SIZE: Maximum participation is 9 persons, plus the CMC leader and guide.