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Date Monday  8/5/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Wind Rivers Wyoming Llama Trek
Status Approved
Leader Carol Kurt
Member Price $1,645.00
Non-member Price $1.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Outings

Location

Wind Rivers Wyoming

For more info Contact

Register by contacting Carol Kurt at P.O. Box 7977, Aspen, CO 81612, or phone (H)970-925-6648 or (C)970-948-6412, or email kurtskarma@aol.com




Details

Dates: August 5-9, 2013
Cost per person: $1645


This trip will be a classic Wind River Range Trip, including 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 one layover day.
Participants will carry day packs and llamas will carry all of the camp gear. The guides will do all of the cooking.


We will start out at the Worthen Meadow Reservoir trailhead, more specifically the Sheep Bridge trailhead (no reservation permits required for this trip). Starting at approximately 8,800 ft we will drop down to the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River and follow the Middle Fork Trail to Bil's Park, an open, meandering, high alpine meadow just below tree-line (10 miles).

On day 2 we will hike to the Ice Lake and Deep Creek Lakes area, just below Wind River Peak. We will gain about 1,000 feet of elevation and camp at approximately 10,600 feet, with the maximum elevation at a 10,900 foot pass on the way in, approximately 6 miles. We will stay here for 2 nights. On the layover day we could split up the group, if desired, to take various day hikes of different abilities. Historically, most participants really enjoy our Deep Creek Lakes day hike loop, with some of the best views in the Wind River Range.

On day 4 we will hike a relatively short distance of 5 miles, down a few hundred feet and back up a few hundred feet to Pinto Park, a spectacular high alpine park with the Cirque Of The Towers in full view 7 miles in the backdrop. Short mountain ridge scrambles are available from Pinto Park for even better views.

On day 5, we will continue the loop and descend on the Pinto Park Trail, merging back up to the Middle Fork Trail on the Popo Agie River and back to the Sheep Bridge Trail to Worthen Meadow reservoir, approximately 11 miles (a mostly gradual descent, except the last 2 miles up 700 feet).


Total trip length is about 32 miles exclusive of the elective day hikes from camp.
You should be in good shape and be able to hike in elevations between 9,000 and 11,000 feet.

This is a B-level rated trip with hiking up to 8 miles per day.
We will see the remote Wind River Range and learn how to travel with llama support. We will be able to explore hiking and climbing in this range and feel the wilderness experience. We will be able to fish if desired and find out what fresh fish tastes like. We will experience glacially carved cirques.


The per-person cost is $1645. Price includes all food from lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 5, llamas to carry gear, guides and cooks, camp gear, and tips for guides. Provided at no extra charge are tent, sleeping bag and pad, or you may bring your own.

Trip expenses NOT covered are travel to and from Lander and the hotel on the nights before and after the trip.


A deposit of $625 must be paid with acceptance of application, and the balance of $1020 is due by May 5,2013.


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