From the moment we stepped onto the CDT we have heard about the Winds. It is everyone’s favorite. And I think it might have been ours. Just have a look:
A jackolope (world’s largest!) in Duboise. The town before the Winds.
Hunting is kind of a big deal here.
Entering the Winds. I don’t think we’re in sage brush country anymore, Toto.
Did I mention how high they are? Giants! This is on the summit of Winifred Peak – 12 700ft. That’s higher than this:
And 200 ft less than Mount Robson. Say WHAT!?
Summit of Winifred Peak with American Legion to the right.
See the snowy peak in the background – that’s Gannett Peak, it’s a 13 000er AND the highest point in Wyoming.
Climbing Baldy Pass.
Gannett Peak again on the left.
Group summit shot. Jake pointing out his baldness on baldy… (roll eyes).
Summit of Texas Pass and entering the Cirque of the Towers. Wow! Just wow!
Cirque of the Towers.
Jake and the Towers.
Looking towards a stormy future.
Summit of East Temple Peak.
Our last day in the Winds.
Nevertheless, the good times didn’t end there. We found two beers in a stream. Sure they were covered in algae and faded. But they still tasted amazing.
Our ride into Lander during a blizzard. They didn’t have room for both Jake and myself inside, so we took turns being outside. I think I put on every single piece of clothing I owned afterwards.