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Robert Beal
Eastern Washakie Wilderness (Wyoming)

Upper Greybull River

Monday - 15 Sep 2003
Park County , Wyoming - U. S. A.

Some hurting, some hallucinating, darkness coming

Over Meadow Creek Pass

On our second day we crossed the 11,800 pass between Meadow Creek (Wood River drainage) and the upper Greybull River (in the foreground and to the left in the photo). This accesses the ridge route to the highest point in the Absarokas, Francs Peak at 13,153 feet.

Yellow Creek is to the right in the photo.

Looking Up Yellow Creek

Yellow Ridge above Yellow Creek (to the right in the photo) is a primary route for elk migrating out of the upper Wind River drainage to their wintering grounds in the lower Greybull drainage. Upon our arrival at our campsite, we saw 30 or so elk in what could have been just the lead group of a larger elk herd coming down Yellow Creek.

On our third day during an exploration of the more forested side of Yellow Ridge, we found an elk antler and a bighorn sheep horn.

coming atcha

Down the Greybull

On our fourth day we descended the Greybull in a late summer snow storm and hiked to the upper basin of another tributary for a camp prior to our climb to Burwell Pass the next day.

Approaching Burwell Pass
  Robert Beal - Bio and Journals
  Eastern Washakie Wilderness (Wyoming) - Intro Average Rating of 14 Viewers
Chapters of Eastern Washakie Wilderness (Wyoming)
  Upper Greybull River
  Approaching Burwell Pass
  The Farewell
  Spirit Hawk
  View from Above
  Looking Forward
  Watching Out
  Parting Shot

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