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backpacking
26 days ago

Loved this trail! We took about 10 llamas, 5 people and 2 dogs with us and it was an incredible getaway. The trail is pretty easy (made easier with pack animals to carry our heavy stuff) and the views were incredible. The icy refreshing lake made for a great reward after about 2 days in. Perfect for a 5 day trip.

backpacking
6 months ago

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

backpacking
6 months ago

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

backpacking
6 months ago

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

backpacking
8 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

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
8 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
9 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

The views are amazing once you get through trees. Had a great backpacking trip with my son. It was our first backpacking trip together so we stayed at Hobbs Lake and did a couple day hikes up to Seneca Lake he's only 11 so we took it easy! Planning our next trip up he wants to camp at Seneca and maybe Island Lake then hike up to titcomb basins!

Start of many amazing hikes into the area, one of which is rated as the top 10 hikes in America by backpacker magazine.

backpacking
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Returned back to visit an old friend 9/6/15. The first time that I hike up to the pass it was covered with glaciers. This time the both glacier were nearly gone. We had to hike 1/4 mile on the other side to even get a glimpse of what was left of Knifepoint Glacier.

hiking
Friday, December 26, 2014

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.

camping
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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
Sunday, August 24, 2014

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
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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.