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Mountain Biking and Skiing in the Wyoming Range
Gros Ventre Range Action – Hiking, Biking, Fishing, and Sledding
This set of three galleries chronicles a trip from Greys River thru the Wyoming Range, thru the Hoback valley and finishing in the Upper Gros Ventre area.
Wyoming Peak Mountain Bike Rides This set of GPS data contains 3 trips to the summit of Wyoming Peak on mountain bikes. All three trips reach the summit, but the first one shows the results of having bad analog map beta and making bad decisions about finding the proper trail head, the second one shows a route with maximum elevation gain, but involves climbing/descending steep grades on F.S roads. The 3rd trip shows the “optimum” route for no bushwhacking and avoidance of steep grades on F.S. roads.
Ramshorn Spring Skiing Tour A successful spring skiing trek that showcases a descent of the NE Bowl. We picked a slightly different approach directly from the highway, and were pleased with the results. We didn’t ski from the summit on this day, due to concerns with cornices and slabs in the steep routes from the top.
Ramshorn Summer Climb Sometimes a nice bushwhack is kinda fun. On the ascent, we missed a key trail marker due to a washout, and so the climb involved more bushwhacking then necessary. On the descent, our group split and some of us descended one of the steep gullies from the summit ridge.
Shoal Creek Mountain Bike Ride This GPS track chronicles a successful mountain bike trip along the length of Shoal Creek, starting at the Hoback River, and reaching a turn-around point where the trail hits the Wilderness boundary. The GPS data includes several useful way points.
Shoal Lake Trek This GPS track chronicles a day of hiking and fishing that started/finished at the Riley Draw trail head, with Shoal Lake as the destination. 16 miles round trip, with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain.
Wind: 6mph E
UV index: 0
NOAA Point Forecast for Granite Hot Springs (Elevation 7,027 ft)
NOAA Point Forecast for Cliff Creek Pass (Elevation 9,200 ft)
NOAA Point Forecast for McDougal Gap (Elevation 8,450 ft)
NOAA Point Forecast for Tri-Basin Divide (Elevation 8,650 ft)
Webcam provided by WYDOT. Click on image for a full-size view.
Avalanche.org – The “go to” source for avalanche information and education.
EXUM Mountain Guides – Exum Guide Service and School of Mountaineering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Exum is the oldest Guide Service in North America.
Mountain Weather – MountainWeather™ is a meteorological consulting company located in Jackson, Wyoming and is owned and operated by meteorologist Jim Woodmencey.
Teton AT – Premier route beta and TR site established by the late Steve Romeo. He provided extensive coverage of the Teton Range, with some other forays into places such as the Wind Rivers in Wyoming.
Teton Gravity Research Forums – TGR’s forums pages are a great source of backcountry beta and TRs. This link should take you directly to the Trip Reports section, but there is a treasure trove of other information in the various forum sections, ranging from technical discussions to adult humor. This is a wide-open forum that allows a liberal amount of first amendment latitude.
Gros Ventre and Wyoming Range SNOTEL Sites
Granite Creek – SNOTEL Site: #497 northwest of Bondurant, WY. Latitude: 43 deg; 21 min N, Longitude: 110 deg; 26 min W, Elevation: 6770 feet.
Gros Ventre Summit – SNOTEL Site: #506 Gros Ventre Summit on the eastern end of the GV range. Latitude: 43 deg; 23 min N, Longitude: 110 deg; 8 min W, Elevation: 8750 feet.
Blind Bull Summit – SNOTEL Site: #353 Blind Bull Summit just south of Deadman Mountain. Latitude: 42.96 Longitude: -110.61 Elevation: 8650 feet.
Triple Peak – SNOTEL Site: #831 Triple Peak in the central portion of the Wyo Range. Latitude: 42.76 Longitude: -110.59 Elevation: 8500 feet.
Spring Creek Divide – SNOTEL Site: #779 Spring Creek is on the southern end of the Wyo Range. Latitude: 42.53 Longitude: -110.66 Elevation: 9000 feet.