Wind River Range

This post has nothing to do with the law, but technically, I’m still on hiatus from law-blogging.

Just ten days into my fourth year of law teaching, I’m already looking back fondly on a short backpacking trip my wife and I took into the Wind River Range in Wyoming, right before the school year began.

For those of you who haven’t visited the Wind River Range, it’s a very pretty segment of the Rockies just a little ways southeast of Jackson Hole. Though my wife and I typically go backpacking in the Sierra Nevada, a range closer to our backyard, we thought we’d mix it up a bit this year.

We decided to make Titcomb Basin (about 15 miles from the trailhead) our destination. The photos that follow depict:

(1) The view from Photographer’s Point, about 1/3 of the way to the Basin.

 

(2) The view (just before dusk) from our campsite, above Seneca Lake. There were lots of mosquitoes at Seneca Lake.

(3) Island Lake, a scenic neighbor of Titcomb Basin. There were lots of mosquitoes at Island Lake, too.

 

(4 + 5) Our destination: Titcomb Basin. It was a little hazy the day we made it to the basin, on account of some nearby fires. Still, it’s a beautiful place. You can get a sense of scale from the second of the two photographs below; see if you can find the yellow tent — which was, in fact, quite large — in the picture.


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