6am to 7pm
Iceberg Lake Pass to Trail Lakes Trailhead and Wired’s Car.
It didn’t rain all night and everything was dry in the morning. Perfect.
Yesterday was spectacular and probably my favorite day out here. Today was just about getting out. We had planned on another day but we were all in favor of a shower and a bed.
Downs Mountain was just a big rockpile and nothing special. Then it was down for 6000 ft.
But first we had No Man’s Pass and Goat Flat to cross. After Goat Flat we joined a trail and then it really was down, down, down to the car and the drive to Dubois.
So the Wind River High Route is complete. I plan on posting a gear list and review within the next week or two. Stay tuned. Thanks for following along.
Wonderful, really enjoyed following your adventure. Truely spectacular scenery.
Simply awesome. I have been a fan of yours for a couple years, but never commented, my name is Marty Munoz, I am 79 years old, I followed you thru PCT, New Zealand and now Wind River High Route. A friend of mine gave me your nancyhikes.com address. You are a remarkable women, where do you get all that energy. I live in Lincoln, near Sacramento. Always look forward to reading about your hiking. Have a great day and get some rest. Marty
Since Erin blogged, I thought it was Goat Float! Maybe her autocorrect, maybe a glitch in my brain while reading, but I was delighted thinking of floating goats, especially after seeing her pictures of the backpacking goats.
Anyway, as always, enjoyed your take on the experience, and your excellent photos.
As always, wondering what is next for you..
Hurrah, Nancy! Since you were done on July 31st, the question I must ask is “Where in the World is Nancy now????” So happy you had another great adventure and are on to the next one, I’m sure.
Congrats on the big finish. See you on the next one.
Yeah I got to binge read. Congrats what an amazing summer. You 3 rock! Now eat and rest, eat, rest, repeat.
I have eaten 2 pounds of butter in 8 days!
Hey Nancy – Diana and I have been following every post (including Wired’s and Rockin’s). What an adventure!. We were inspired to purchase your gear and shoes, and have been putting them to use while thinking of your exploits. We just returned from a short section of the JMT (Vermillion to Florence), and have really enjoyed every minute. Thanks so much for the posts and the motivation.
What was the weather like during your trip? I can find a lot of information on the WRHR, but no one seems to talk about temperature ranges in late July. Thanks!
We got extremely lucky with weather. We planned for much worse. We had rain for about one hour on one afternoon. Later that evening we had a couple hour long thunder storm…. thunder, lightening, rain, moderate wind. That started 30 seconds after we got into our tents! That was all the rain we had. I don’t know exact temperatures but it never got real hot or cold. I’m sure it never got below 40 degrees F or above mid 80s, if that. It was very windy on the top of the first peak…. Wind River Peak. I don’t think 9 or 10 consecutive days of weather like we had happens very often. So don’t count on getting what we got. I hope you get to the Winds and have an incredible time no matter what weather you get.