WYOMING'S WIND RIVER RANGE TREK
Planned for Late July, 2007

FIRST A FEW PHOTOS FROM JULY 2006 BY
QUINTON & LINDA RATLIFF OF ROANOKE, VA

Followed by details of location - Followed by some pix from 2005....


QUENTON & LINDA RATLIFF OF ROANOKE, VA at 10,600 Ft.

Coon Lake

Tripon Hanks

Splake Trout

Golden Lake

Golden Trout

 

This is how it works. If we do this in August 2006
Quenton has been kind enough to invite me to come along in 2006
He has done this every year for the last 10 years. I thought canoes would last forever.

You fly to Denver. Then you fly to Riverton, WY ( 25 miles from Lander, WY)
Adams will be driving the 1,500 miles from Katy, TX to Lander, WY
You may pause in Lander and nest up at a B&B in town. www.bluespruceinn.com
Or you drive direct to to Allen's Diamond Four Ranch - http://www.diamond4ranch.com/
The Allen Ranch is our outfitter and wrangler. We will stay one night with them in one of
their cabins and depart for the mountains the next morning. They also feed well.
They will pack our gear on horses and take the gear to our camp 12 miles away.

We in turn can hike the 12 miles or ride a horse to the camp.
It is 12 miles and 4,000 feet between the Allen base camp and the campsite near the lakes.
The next 5 to 7 days you can hike, nap, fish or read a book in absolute solitude and beauty.
The fishing is Golden Trout, Cut Throat Trout and Brook Trout both in lakes and streams.
Fly rods or spinning rods. Although fly fishing is best fun.

Below are a few satellite images of the area.

 

A FEW PHOTOS FROM AUGUST 2005 BY
QUENTON & LINDA RATLIFF OF ROANOKE, VA
AND TOM TRIPLETT OF ARKANSAS

Enjoying a campfire at 10,000 ft. It's cool evenings for sure.

Quenton and one 19 inch Golden Trout from Valentine Lake

Valentine Lake - 10,000 ft elevation

Alpine meadow en route to camp site

Pack horses carry the gear to and from camp. You can also ride if you like.
It is approximately 12 miles from the Allen base camp to the campsite near the lakes at 10,000 ft

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OTHER PHOTOS OF THE SAME AREA TAKEN BY OTHERS
BORROWED FROM ANOTHER WEB - SITE HOPE THEY DON'T MIND :-)

Valentine Lake

Valentine Lake

I believe this is the creek between the two lakes. Looks fishy.