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Gannett Peak (Wyoming)

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Gannett Peak…Wyoming’s highest point (13,804′), in the heart of the Wind River Range. I think it’s the most scenic area I’ve been in so far.

This climb was a lot of work, but the beauty around every corner, made this a most enjoyable climb.

We got to the trailhead late afternoon, hiked in 5+ miles to Barbara Lake, where we camped for the night. Early next morning we set off to high camp, the upper Titcomb Lakes Basin…10+ miles away. Setting up camp was a bit challenging, as the wind blew 30+ mph through the night, but was fairly calm in the morning. Climb day’s total is about 10 miles x 5500’ gain, and took about 10 hours camp to camp. After a good night’s sleep, we walked out the next day.

Fun climb, with a great team…

The Team…Rob, Deb, Karl, Sue, Chris, and Brian

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Barbara Lake, first night’s camp…
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Hiking towards Titcomb Lakes Basin, High Camp (11,100′)…
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Summit day, resting at Bonny Pass with our first view of Gannett Peak…
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Our route over to Gannett Peak from Bonny Pass…
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Nearing the final summit ridge to the summit block…
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Celebratory summit shot…
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Back down to High Camp, from Bonny Pass. Titcomb Lakes far below…
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After a long 17 mile hike out the next day…a well deserved stop.
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