Mammoth and Minor glaciers on the west. There are a few routes to get to the top of this peak. We took the Highline Trail at the Green River Lakes Trailhead to the Tourist Creek Drainage. But the main issue here is that Ink Wells trailhead is on the Wind River Indian Reservation and the tribe will charge you a large sum (usually over $150) for use of their land. Made an attempt on Gannett via Glacier Trail on the weekend of June 6th 2020. Gannett Peak (13,804') is the highest peak in Wyoming. The rocks, the grass, the rivers and lakes, and the duration of the hike made me feel like I was on a quest in Middle Earth. The stream that runs through the lower drainage is mellow at the halfway point and has some great camp spots within the trees. Gannett Peak is essentially a backpacking trip with a technical snow climb at altitude in the middle, followed by a backpacking trip out. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I have hiked most of the high points, looking to complete all contiguous states. In route to the summit you will travel through bear country, cross challenging rivers, boulder fields, complex route finding, pre-dawn starts, and technical snow climbing, among other challenges. Gannett Peak (13,804') is the highest peak in Wyoming. Gannett is commonly considered one of the toughest of the US State highpoints to attain, along with Granite Peak in Montana, Mount Rainier in Washington, and, of course, Denali. 40 mph. Made the summit and it was thrilling. Der Gannett Peak ist mit 4207 Metern Höhe die höchste Erhebung im US-Bundesstaat Wyoming.. Lage. From Elkhart Park trailhead near Pinedale, the route of approach usually goes past Seneca and Island Lakes to the head of the Titcomb Basin. Mosquitoes and horse flies were thick. Part of the trail was washed out by glacial melt. She did not have a water proof jacket. This page has been served 121161 times since 2004-11-01. Gannett Peak is an interesting mountain to summit. Vertical Gain. The glacier has retreated about 500 m since 1966, which was 35% of its total length. Most often, Gannett is approached from the south via the Titcomb Basin / Bonney Pass route (40 miles round trip), or from the northeast, via the Glacier Trail (50 miles round trip). © 2018 My Wagbag. Gannett Peak is accessible from several routes. Snow West Face T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Easy Snow Order Wrong? Depending on the overall length of the trip, training requirements, and whether horse packers have been used or not, it … 8100 ft. Summit day, while challenging, is incredibly rewarding. Minor Glacier has been studied by Mauri Pelto of Nichols College, and is in retreat. This is where things got confusing for us. Located near Dubois, this trail is no joke. The west face route may be the shortest in distance and elevation gain, but it requires some bushwhacking and it has the most rugged rock climbing of any of these four routes. Gannett is the highest peak within what is better known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains outside of Colorado. This is probably considered the "standard" route. On a glaciology blog Pelto writes "Minor Glacier on Gannett Peak in the Wind River Range of Wyoming is truly minor compared to when its name was given. Though the Glacier Trail route is longer, it allows for a shorter summit day for most parties. Due to warm temperatures it is important to start early and be down by noon. Woke up to beautiful blue skies, no wind and warm temps. Route - Gooseneck Glacier; Miles - 42.0; Elevation Gain - 10,000' ACME Mapper - Link; CalTopo - Link; Partners - Jeff Shafer; Description. PeteSLenz. Photo by, 26 arduous miles later we finally summited! Here you climb the Gooseneck Ridge and Gooseneck Gully (steep ice or snow) to gain the summit ridge. I got sick (caught whatever my kid came down with four days earlier) late on Day 2 and had to take day 3 as a rest/sick day instead of summiting. Now in the upper Tourist Creek Drainage. Their trip report and photos are here. Having horses pack in the bulk of our gear is highly recommended. Dubois was a fun little town with the Cowboy Cafe being the spot for some well needed comfort food. This peak is brutal - never again! You can cut off a large distance on the Glacier Trail by using the Ink Wells Trail. Snow Northeast Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b: Wells Creek Approach 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. A combination of long approach hikes, steep snow/ice, and challenging rock scrambling or climbing make this a peak not for beginners or casual climbers. Went back to camp and waited for day two. I tuned back about 1/3 the way up Gannett as a hail/snow storm came in. A high snow year made the route to the summit completely snow covered even in late June, but an amazing climb with views well worth the work! Two drainages allow access to the Gannett's west face from this direction, Tourist Creek and Wells Creek. This is a very demanding hike. Headed back end of July 2019. Day one it snowed, rained and the wind was app. Hundreds of creek crossings on the way and the last 5 miles were in heavy snow sometimes waist deep. Two very difficult climbs. Here you climb the Gooseneck Ridge and Gooseneck Gully (steep ice or snow) to gain the summit ridge. They found a wonderful, challenging, beautiful route, with a crux pitch in the Cleft that required some exposed 5.6 rock climbing. The east side of the glacier is nearly gone. We were soaked and tired by the time we reached the car, and a diner in Pinedale improved our spirits. "You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. Wyoming,

A landmark for native Americans and the first European explorers, the mystique has always been captivating. We attempt to summit but did not make the top. Gannett Peak: Cold Springs approach Dates: June – September Start: Crowheart – Cold Springs, ~9,500’ End: Crowheart – Cold Springs Distance and Gain: ~25 miles, Altitude gain and loss: ~5,000’ each way Trip Duration: We suggest 5 days, with an optional 6 th day for bad weather or rest. This is the classic route to the Gannett Peak summit. It lies in the Wind River Range within the Bridger Wilderness of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Add Route to Gannett Peak: Create New Attach Existing. After you come out of the trees, there are more boulders to hop and some grassy areas. This is bear country so bring some spray. Gannett Peak. Buzz Burrell and Peter Bakwin wanted to climb Gannett in a day, but didn't relish the long approaches of the usual routes. This hike reminded me in every way of Lord of the Rings. Descending Minor Glacier on the west side of Gannett Peak, Wyoming (2010-08-25). But by far one of the best backpacking trips I have done. Stayed at the longhorn lodge which was awesome as well. The 896-acre (3.63 km2) Gannett Glacier, which is likely the largest single glacier in the American portion of the Rocky Mountains, extends across the northern slopes of the mountain. The Glacier trail begins at an elevation of 7600 ft. and climbs through an endless series of switchbacks into a pine forest that gets thicker as the elevation increases. Be advised : You will need to bring rope, ice axe, crampons, and protection for rock and ice. From the town of Dubois and Trail Lakes Ranch, the Glacier Trail goes up and down for 20 miles or so before reaching the base of the Dinwoody Glacier. This was a good year for snow, which I think makes it a little more climbable. North America. Mosquitoes were occasionally annoying enough to use headnets and we liberally used DEET and Picaridin. [citation needed], Encountering bears is a concern in the Wind River Range. You can camp any were along the trail I would sugest camping at one of the lakes between miles 7 and 10 the first night then making a base camp in the Titcomb basin at the end of day 2. [16] The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range. Photo by, Enjoying the views on Gannett (2016-07-23). List of mountain peaks of the United States, U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gannett Peak, "The Father of Government Mapmaking: Henry Gannett", "Bear Safety in Wyoming's Wind River Country", "Wind River Range condition update - Fires, trails, bears, Continental Divide", "Falling Rock, Loose Rock, Failure to Test Holds, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Seneca Lake", "Obituary of Donald Scott | McGuiness Funeral Home", "Officials rule Wind River Range climbing deaths accidental", "Climber falls to his death in Wind River Range", "Injured man rescued from Square Top Mtn - Tip-Top Search & Rescue helps 2 injured on the mountain", "Incident Reports - September, 2006 - Wind River Search", "A photo journal of a trip up Gannett Peak", The 124 highest major summits of greater North America, The 100 most prominent summits of greater North America, The 107 most isolated major summits of greater North America,, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from November 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 September 2020, at 07:03.

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