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The top of Wyoming:
Gannett Peak

"Scenically it is the grandest country I have ever seen."
        -Bob Marshall

Elevation:13,804 feet
Location:south of Dubois, WY
Date:08/16/2005
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Day 1: Aug 12th
Fly to Salt Lake City, meet Cheryl and Helen and drive to Lander. Meet the Tim's and review our plans for the week.
Day 2: Aug 13th

Drove to the trailhead and finished packing. Hiked 10-11 miles over Arrow Pass in the clouds and drizzle. Fled down to Double Lake to camp after hearing thunder on Arrow Pass.

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Day 3: Aug 14th

After a late start walking, we stopped at Star Lake where Tim caught a fish. We hiked on to Honeymoon Lake and enjoyed the trout for lunch. Stopped just short of Big Meadows for our second camp.

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Day 4: Aug 15th

Walked through the beautiful Big Meadows and Floyd Wilson Meadows. Saw Gannett Peak for the first time. Reached our base camp below the moraine and hiked up to the moraine tarns for a view of the next day's climb.

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Day 5: Aug 16th

We left camp at 7am up the moraine and onto the Gooseneck Glacier. The route led over a snow bridge up a gully and then across an exposed ridge to the summit. With darkening clouds lowering on us, we fled back down the mountain getting rained on back in the moraine. The eight hour round trip brought us back to our tents where we hid out of the rain.

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Day 6: Aug 17th

Most of the day was spent resting in our tents avoiding the continuing rain. Late in the afternoon it cleared off and we began a flury of drying clothes. We were able to sit around and enjoy a celebratory dinner together.

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Day 7: Aug 18th

Left basecamp in a drizzle and after seeing two moose, the rain started pouring down on us. We kept walking to keep warm and the sun came out as we started the switchbacks past Honeymoon Lake. We camped at Star Lake with intermittent rains.

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Day 8: Aug 19th

Woke up to a beautiful day. Skies cleared and let us dry out. A stop at Double Lake produced five trout for dinner. We hiked up and over Arrow Pass, this time with clear views, and camped in the meadows on the other side. The trout was excellent and afterwards we watched the full moon rise over the pass.

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Day 9: Aug 20th

Another sunny day as we descended back to the trailhead and returned to Lander for hot showers, good food and cold beer.

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