[Cdt-l] Resupply from Wind Rivers to Pinedale

Jeffrey Olson jolson at olc.edu
Sun Jan 11 11:17:50 CST 2009

The road from Green Lakes to Pinedale is mostly dirt and long.  It does 
not see a lot of traffic - just campers and fisherpeople.  The dirt road 
dumps you out on a state highway, and then you have to hitch another 20 
or 30 miles (if memory serves me well). 

I've gone into the Winds from the Elkhart Park TH numerous times and 
there is relatively lots more traffic.  And I don't think it's 15 miles. 
If you leave the highline trail in Bald Mountain Basin and head toward 
Pole Creek Lakes to the junction near Eklund Lake that you take to 
Elkhart Park TH, you're only re-walking 4 miles or so of trail (8 miles 
rt).  You head north from Eklund Lake on the return and rejoin the 
highline trail just north of Little Seneca Lake. 

Jeff Olson
Martin, SD

Brian Dickson wrote:
> Sorry for the 2nd email today but I am getting into full planning mode 
> for the CDT this year as the rain splatters against my bedroom window.
> I am looking for an efficient way to resupply from Pinedale via the 
> middle of the Winds. I note on Jonathan Ley's map WY15 that you can 
> walk 15 miles out from the CDT/Highline trail to Elkhart trailhead and 
> then hitch 15 miles into Pinedale from there.
> Would it be practical to hitch out to Pinedale from the 
> trailhead/campsite at Green River Lakes on WY14? This would then be 
> almost on-trail and eliminate the 15 mile each way extra hike to 
> Elkhart Trailhead on WY15. I am presuming that its not mentioned 
> perhaps because its pretty quiet there and lifts might be difficult?
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> thanks
> Brian
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