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PostFri May 12, 2017 8:08 pm 
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AlpineDill,

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Lead Dog and I will see you all at Skull Lake.

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I am retired and am in good physical condition.  I mostly backpack WA State, however, I am open to other States as well.
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PostSat May 13, 2017 8:41 am 
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I really hope it is clear, if so, there will be a good chance that we will see the Northern Lights!!! I have a DVD that my friend did on our first trip that shows it happing one night we were there! I can't tell you all how the stars come out in the Winds. Absolutely spectacular!!!
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PostTue May 23, 2017 4:48 pm 
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Only 57 days and we will be on the road to Wyoming!
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PostWed May 24, 2017 8:39 am 
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eek.gif DAYS GOING BY FAST!
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PostWed Jun 07, 2017 8:15 pm 
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Biting Black Flies....

I read some of the past posts about the biting black flies in the Winds, from what I understand, Deet is not a 100% cure for keeping them away.

"Sawyer's Picaridin Spray" and lotion is reported to work on flies, ticks and mosquitoes.

I also pre-treat my clothing with their permethrin insecticide.

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PostThu Jun 08, 2017 8:41 am 
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Nothing we had worked. The only thing that kept them from eating us alive was the clothes we wore. You even had to wear non button up shirts!! No shorts!!
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PostFri Jun 09, 2017 9:20 am 
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FULL bug pants and jackets for us...on that bitter-roots mtn. trip we still got bit up!!
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PostThu Jun 15, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Iff'n the little BASTARD flies from HELL be out. It will be like the song "You ain't seen nothing yet!"Bom Bom! paranoid.gif
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PostFri Jun 16, 2017 1:17 pm 
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Looking at the map. I think we should look at Mae's Lake a little farther up the valley. It's closer to Pyramid Lake and the lake valley to the West of it. Also to the trail that goes up to Hailey Pass and Twin Lakes. Just a thought. wink.gif
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PostSun Jun 18, 2017 7:42 am 
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ok so google imaged maes lake wind river range...THERE IS A PERFECT PICT. OF THE EAST FORK VALLEY AND LAKES...its like the 8th photo...

those wallls look good...hope its all melted!!


HOLY CRAP...id you click on the pict. it goes to a trip report that shows that whole freaking area perfectly incl. over hailey pass views...
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PostSun Jun 18, 2017 7:51 am 
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his sight is wildlandart....those pict. from pyramid lake are awsome...looks like a bit uphill from maes lake ??

pyramid looks KILLER!!!..HOPE THE 3RD NIGHT OR 4TH...but I guess if bill only has 5 nights....its a bit longer to exit from pyr..like 2 nights...


maes lake is 11 m. in and a bit up to pyramid....
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PostMon Jun 19, 2017 9:09 am 
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4 weeks and 2 days....GET YAR ASSES IN SHAPE BOYS!!!!!

WERE HITTING a trip wed-thurs....then overnight to lake dorthy...gotta get in 3 simple hikes or were screwed....
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PostMon Jun 19, 2017 11:20 am 
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lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif The way it's looking...this will be the first time I will have a pack on my back in hmmm.gif 3 or 4 years? When did we go to Goat Lake in Idaho Gnomee? That was the last time. Glad it's only 5 mi the first and 6 mi the second!!!! suuure.gif
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PostTue Jun 20, 2017 1:06 pm 
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Called Meredith at the Pinedale Ranger Station this afternoon. Said we should be good to go with he snowpack when we go in July. They have real bad flooding because the record snow they had is melting quickly. She also said that camping at Skull was a little more quiet and off trail than Marm's. But she also said that the fishing was better in Marm's and it is more centered if we want to explore and fish over Hailey Pass, Pyramid and the basin to the west. What a valley that is!! So, let's play it by ear and see.
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PostTue Jun 20, 2017 7:27 pm 
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I'm good for either lake, Maes or Skull, they both look good to me.

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