car camp: east of 'yellowstone' eden • 8 days

As of 8/10/14, we have 5 registered (including the organizer). A series of day hikes will be organized within 50 miles of Cody, Wyoming. Cody is a burgeoning outdoor recreation town that provides good access to the North Absaroka and Washakie Wilderness Areas, http://www.sunlightsports.com/. Several national forest campgrounds (Shoshone) will be used as base camps. Our campsites will be smoke-free. You may also stay at a motel or quaint lodge to 'clean-up' or grab an ale at the Silver Dollar Saloon in town. It is a 9 hour drive to Cody via Lander and Thermopolis Hot Springs (optional 20 minute free soak offered at Hot Springs State Park), so we will drive for 5 hours Wednesday afternoon and car camp the 1st night near historic South Pass City (no services) and breakfast in Lander. All planned hikes are rated moderate (approximately 5 to 15 miles round trip) and include: Copper Lakes, Firefighter's Memorial Trail (Blackwater Fire- Clayton Mountain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_fire_of_1937), Beartooth Lakes Loop, Heart Mountain, Eagle Creek, and Windy Mountain. As an extra safety precaution, all participants will be required to carry bear spray and hike with the group. The trip will finish with a drive into Yellowstone National Park and a final night at Bridge Bay Campground. Return home via Jackson, Wyoming. A $25 check mailed to the trip organizer by August 10th will be required to contribute to campground fees and this step will verify registration. Trip minimum: 3 participants (8 participants maximum) or trip subject to cancellation. WMC members will be given preference to register. Carpools arrangements will begin to be made on July 28th for those registered.

Level:MOD
Organizer:Michael Berry
Phone:801-750-1915
Date:Wed Aug 13 2014 — Wed Aug 20 2014
Meeting Place:Registration required


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.