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#11030619 - 08/09/15 12:38 PM Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics)
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I spent the last month backpacking and fishing in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. The scenery was spectacular and the brook trout and golden trout fishing was spectacular. However, the weather was the worst that I've ever seen it in the mountains in the summer. Usually, it just storms consistently in the afternoon. However, on two hikes I had 3-4 days of consistent rain and I even took around 4 inches of snow one day and it dropped down to the upper 20's at around 11 AM 3 weeks ago and I was hailed on around half a dozen times (hale is common in the Wind Rivers). I caught the fish on spinning gear mainly on panther martins and some on "paper clip" spoons. Fly fishing.....the best flies were some variation of a copper John.....especially green. You can skip to the fishing in the video at 4.18 and 17.11.

and here are some of the best pictures (I have hundreds and it's hard to choose laugh :


Golden Trout



Antelope near Elkhart park in Pinedale


Edited by chinookhead (08/09/15 01:10 PM)

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#11030909 - 08/09/15 02:31 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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nice!!

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#11031315 - 08/09/15 05:54 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Excellent and gorgeous fun.
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#11031417 - 08/09/15 06:47 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Very, very cool. I am headed back to the Medicine Bow in October.

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#11031573 - 08/09/15 08:23 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Realy enjoyed. Was in Pinedale three weeks . A little too old for backpacking but sure enjoyed your video.
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#11031815 - 08/09/15 10:28 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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More nice pictures:
Brook trout

This is where it snowed in mide-July:

Golden trout


Edited by chinookhead (08/09/15 10:31 PM)

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#11031919 - 08/10/15 12:52 AM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. cheers
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#11032316 - 08/10/15 09:40 AM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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#11037888 - 08/12/15 03:26 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Ahh those fish eat soo well over an open fire with a little char and seasoning, very nice
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#11038004 - 08/12/15 04:28 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Those are some good looking trout and some pretty country
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#11038061 - 08/12/15 04:58 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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WOW
incredible
were you near DuBois?

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#11038616 - 08/12/15 09:34 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Great pics and video. Thanks for sharing.

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#11040970 - 08/13/15 09:59 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: butch sanders]
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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
WOW
incredible
were you near DuBois?


No, I was not in Dubois (the East side of the range). This year, I started all of my hikes from the west side of the range from around Pinedale at the Elkhart Park trailhead or the Big Sandy trailhead. Last year, I did some hikes from the east side around Dubois. I really enjoyed this area around Ross Lake. The area is so large, with so many possibilities, and almost limitless once you become comfortable with doing the off-trail or unmaintained trail stuff banana

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#11043936 - 08/15/15 03:57 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: chinookhead]
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Loc: East Texas
See any bear during your outing?

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#11044553 - 08/15/15 10:15 PM Re: Wind River Range WY Backpacking and Fishing (Video and pics) [Re: Fishbox]
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Originally Posted By: Fishbox
See any bear during your outing?


I did not see any bear on this trip.....but I saw signs of them several times including what I think was probably evidence of a bear messing with my Ursack (armored food bag) and walking right outside my tent in Desolation Valley. See the tracks and minor damage to the ursack in minutes 9.42-11.03 of my youtube video

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