Posted by: runuphill | August 21, 2011

Wind River Crestline Route – Round 2

The view from Knapsack Col, looking east at Mount Helen. Mile 20.

At 3:15AM on August 21st, 2011, Ty Draney and I finished a stellar ~75-80 mile adventure run from Green River Lakes to Big Sandy in the Wind River Mountains.  I am in awe, yet again, with the beauty of this spectacular range.  The original intended route is something I call  the Crestline Route.  This very rugged route involves a fair bit of off-trail travel, boulder hopping, snow travel, stream crossings, oh and seemingly never-ending rocky trails too!  A lightning/rain storm rolled in around 9PM and blasted us for an hour or two so causing us to make an impromptu bivy.  We deviated from the intended route for the last ~30 miles because we were running behind schedule and instead opted for the Fremont trail (also the Continental Divide Trail) back to Big Sandy.  Ty and I made a great team pulling each other through the highs and lows of this 21hr adventure.

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Ty’s write-up

The unbelievably pristine Wall Lake


  1. awesome.

  2. That looks like an amazing route. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t found a mountain range yet that I like better than the Wind Rivers.

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