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This thread is for multiple reasons:

1.  Introduction - I'm new here, and would like to introduce myself.  My name is Heath, and am a 32 year old teacher in Wyoming.   I've been reading quite a bit, and have strolled throught the posts for a few months now.

2.  I'm looking for suggestions for backpacking trips.  I'm not only new to the forum, but also to backpacking.  I'm planning on taking my first trip this summer, and am hoping for cloud peak or wind rivers area, but am open to others.  Being new, and not in great shape, I'm looking for some easier trails, but would prefer to stay away from crowds.  Fishing would be nice, but not a deal breaker without.  Wanting to travel with my dog.

3.  Invitation - just seeing if anyone is going to be backpacking in the area that would be willing/wanting to have a tenderfoot tag along.  I do have quite a bit of outdoor experience, just no backpacking experience.  I'd like to learn from some experience people out there.

I may add that I'm looking for 3-5 day trips.  Because of my conditioning levels at the moment, 5-8 mile days could be my range.
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Mostly Dayhiker in Jackson area here. I know the NE Wind Rivers pretty darn well. I would REALLY think about the Absaroka too. I'm 49, got fat over the winter.

I'm probably not terribly compatible with you in terms of distance/hiking times but I can at least give you all kinds of ideas if you buy a good map and give me a call.


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I'm 49, got fat over the winter.

:D  Haven't we all.......
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Double Cabin, I appreciate it.  Right now, I have a book covering the Wind River areas.  I'll do some more research on the Absoraka area, and get back to you when I know what I'm talking about a little better.

Like I said, I'm pretty open to anything.  I just want to get out and give this a try.  Everything in my imagination says that I'll like backpacking, but need to get out to know for sure.
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Ralph Maughn & Lee Mercer's "Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wilderness Areas" is a good one. Check out the Absaroka, Southwest Absaroka, and SE Absaroka Pages at Summit Post dot org.

http://www.summitpost.org/southwest-absaroka-range/382557

http://www.summitpost.org/southeast-absaroka-range/518498

http://www.summitpost.org/absaroka-range/170852


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I'm 56 and been going to the Winds for decades now.

I would recommend going to Elkhart Park and doing a several day trip from there to see how you like it. EP is about 9400 ft, so it's an easy start compared to most trailheads, especially in the Winds.
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Hey man, I responded to your pm.  Your more than welcome to come along with me this summer on a trip.

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Where are you in Wyo?

I spend most of my time on the Eastern Yellowstone/Absoroka front. Swing on over anytime.
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Where are you in Wyo?

I spend most of my time on the Eastern Yellowstone/Absoroka front. Swing on over anytime.

I'm in the Casper area.  Not really very close, but appreciate it.  I'll look you up a little later.
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