Re: Wind River Range...
Greatly appreciate your input and others. Will of course take precautions towards getting acclimated to the altitude. However, my plan as of now is to simply spend the first night in a motel (@7-8k feet as I recall), and then to basically cover half the miles I 'think' we could hike. Any other suggestions, please let me know. I am smart enough to know what I don't know.
I thought Lake XXXXXX was surely where "whale tail" came from. Sweet golden man. Nicely done. Would be great to catch one as it is always fun to catch a new species. However, we are not very picky by fly fishing standards. I just want a safe, well planned out, logistically solid trip. A 5-6 night trip with scenic camp sites, a small fire each night, solitude, mountain scenery, and some decent places to bend our 4 wts is of great interest.
The path of least resistance is what makes both rivers, and men, crooked.