Into the Wind Rivers: Part 2

Granite Wonderland D.O.G.

Granite Wonderland D.O.G.

The Wind River range in west central Wyoming has long been one of my fantasy places. It seems like every time I see a stunning photograph in a magazine and wonder “where is that?!” it’s always the Winds.

The Photographer at Photographer's Point

The Photographer at Photographer’s Point

The Winds were so spectacular, I’ve already forgotten the swarm of mosquitoes that escorted me along this 12-mile day hike to Photographer’s Point from the Elkhart Basin trailhead near Pinedale. Fortunately, for whatever reason, the pesks weren’t really biting, just swirling. The only thing I hate more than bug bites is bug spray so my mosquito remedy is just to keep moving. Those little bastards top out around 2 miles per hour so I swing along at 3 and call it a truce. 🙂

Into the Winds

Into the Winds

Roots & Rock

Roots & Rock

The Tree Abides

The Tree Abides

Spring in the Winds

Spring in the Winds

Wind Rivers Cabin Ruins

Wind Rivers Cabin Ruins

Dio in his happy place

Dio in his happy place

Sky Lake D.O.G.

Sky Lake D.O.G.

Our first glimpse of the granite wonderland

Our first glimpse of the granite wonderland

Self Portrait at Photographer's Point

Self Portrait at Photographer’s Point

The Wind Rivers from Photographer's Point

The Wind Rivers from Photographer’s Point

For part 1 on the Wind Rivers click here. Stay tuned for a post from the International Climbers’ Festival in Lander, Wyoming!

 

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in Big Sky, Montana. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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9 Responses to Into the Wind Rivers: Part 2

  1. Jewels says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  2. Dennis says:

    That tree growing from the rock! I’ve seen it before but never quite like that. That’s one very old and gritty tree!

  3. Louise says:

    Really awesome pics! For mosquito bite, pick a plantain leaf, rub it between your fingers until the liquid seeps out and htem rub the leaf onto the bite. No more itch! Plaintains grom in lots of places and they look like this http://www.prairielandherbs.com/plantain.htm

  4. I am seriously anti-mosquito…and have never seen a plantain leaf in my life. 😦 Too bad, seems like a wonder salve! Amazing photos, per usual.

    xox

  5. WestEastern says:

    The Wind Rivers ARE incredibly dreamy. I haven’t spent too much time there, but the Mountain Man packed for an outfitter up there one summer and loved the country (and heading down into Lander for a beer on his rare day off!)

  6. Reblogged this on Luishernandomonsalve's Blog and commented:
    Excelente y hermoso.

  7. I hate mosquito too but they love me. Have you tried the bug band? You can get it from REI for around $6. That seems to work for me.

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