Backpacker in Titcomb Basin, Wind River Range, Wyoming.

3-Minute Read: Backpacking to Titcomb Basin, Wind River Range

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By Michael Lanza

Titcomb Basin, deep in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, is the kind of place that can induce neck problems. The environs force you to perpetually look around, mouth gaping open at the mountains towering above it—because many people coming here have quite possibly never seen a place like it before. An alpine valley at over 10,500 feet, it lies astride peaks on the Continental Divide that soar more than 3,000 feet above the Titcomb Lakes, the highest of which is 13,745-foot Fremont Peak. But the valley is flanked on three sides by high peaks; the only straightforward route in is from its southern end.

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One Response to 3-Minute Read: Backpacking to Titcomb Basin, Wind River Range

  1. Ashley   |  September 25, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Incredible views, the Winds are definitely one of the best spots for backpacking. Also – I’m impressed there wasn’t much snow at that time of the year!

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