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In August 2008 Jeff and I returned to the Winds. This year we headed into the southern part of the range for 7 days, hiking more than 50 miles on the Washakie-to-Hailey-Pass loop.

We scrambled up Mounts Washakie and Hooker, and took side trips to secluded valleys with stunning alpine lakes.

We ran out of superlatives to describe the country.
View North From Washakie CreekCirque of the TowersMount Washakie from Washakie LakeSummit, Mount Washakie (12,524')Washakie SunriseWashakie MorningA Few BugsValentine LakeStream Below Baptiste LakeMorning Light, Mount HookerApproaching Mount HookerMount HookerSummit, Mount Hooker (12,504')Ambush Peak, East Fork ValleyRaid Peak, East Fork ValleyEast Fork ValleyDawn, Pyramid Lake