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backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail all the way to the junction with the Higline trail as part of a multi-day backpack trip.

backpacking
1 month ago

Relatively east trail to a nice area with lots of lake options

backpacking
1 month ago

Backpacked most of the trail on a multiday trip in the 70's

backpacking
2 months ago

Great place. Would recommend this place to everyone

backpacking
2 months ago

This trail takes you to the Shadow Lake and the North Side of the Cirque of the Towers and the views are stunning. Can climb up the very steep Texas Pass and see the Cirque of the Towers from the south, even more amazing and return back to the Big Sandy trail-head

backpacking
2 months ago

Camped at these Lakes many years ago as a loop backpack trip from Boulder Canyon up to the Freemont Trail to Cook Lakes and returned to Boulder Canyon on the Highline trail. Great multi-day Loop

backpacking
2 months ago

Hiked from Lake 10542 up to Photo Pass on the Continental Divide as part of the Wind River High Route between Green River Lakes and Big Sandy Openings

hiking
3 months ago

Shadow lake trail is a moderate hiking trail that leads past several lakes before coming to Shadow Lake. Meeks Lake, Mirror Lake, Dads Lake and Marms Lake. Well marked trail with some nice views of meadows, lakes, streams and mountains. @backpackerneil

This is a great hike. I spent all day hiking around the area. The country gets really rugged and more beautiful the deeper you go. There are some really great spots for overnight hikes along the way. A favorite area of mine.

Our Family has been camping at New Fork for as long as I can remember. It is great to see that I can now add one of my favorite trails to my list. The trailhead from the upper parking lot is where most start, but there is one from the camp ground that merges together about a mile later. I used the campground trail. A lot of get spots to stop and camp along this trail. A great trail to take if you are looking for a 3 day pack.

Started at New Fork lake and went up through Palmer Canyon. So many beautiful waterfalls coming down the granite cliffs! Definitely won't be my last trip to the winds!

hiking
2 years ago

Easy well maintained trail that rises and climbs through 5 drainage's passing multiple lakes. As you get to the washakie creek area you can view the north size of the cirque of the towers. I rate the trail as moderate difficulty only because of the altitude. The lake is at timberline but has a few pockets of trees that provide some shelter from wind.

backpacking
3 years ago

Beautiful lakes with Golden Trout. Pole creek crossing can be difficult in high water. Didn't take the chance and followed the river to the lakes. It was a an exhausting couple of miles.

Another great loop trip that takes you to Cook lakes home to Golden Trout and over Lester Pass. Can be done in three days.

backpacking
3 years ago

Been on this trail a couple of times and it gos up to Indian Pass which is on the Continental Divide. You also get to view Titcomb basin along the way. Indian basin is beautiful and there many amazingl mountains

hiking
5 years ago

I did this as part of my NOLS course in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. It was awesome!!

Did it as part of my NOLS course in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. It was awesome!!

hiking
5 years ago

I did part of this trail on my NOLS course last summer!! It was awesome, and had lots of beautiful scenery.