Deep Lake and Haystack Peak

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Temple Peak (one my ski hit-list) and Deep Lake in the Wind River Mountains.

I’m back from a fun trip camping at Deep Lake and climbing Haystack Peak in the Wind River Mountains. Now it’s off to SLC for the Summer Outdoor Retailer for a couple of days.

I’m not that hard of a rock climber, but I still like to get out and climb every once and a while. Haystack Peak has more climbing routes on it than any other Wind River Peak, so it was a good objective and location for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of Jackson in the summer. I’ve been on top of neighboring Temple Peak before, like in 1996, but I also want to ski it, and almost attempted with a car-to-car mission earlier this summer…but bailed on the adventure because of warming temps. Here are some photos from the trip.

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Haystack and Temple Peak from Big Sandy Lake…about 6 miles in.

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Hiking up slabs to Deep Lake.

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The crew and the Cirque of the Towers.

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Steeple and East Temple Peak.

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Sunrise in the Cirque of the Towers.

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Julia climbs the North Face of Haystack.

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Looking towards Big Sandy Lake.

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Mosquito proof.

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The flowers were going off.

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Randokitty hikes below our route on Haystack.

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Comments

5 Responses to “Deep Lake and Haystack Peak”


  1. 1 Nick Aug 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Wow – great looking area.

  2. 2 Mark Aug 2nd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for the shots. Im heading up there next weekend. Looks buggy.

  3. 3 Matt Aug 2nd, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Temple is also on my hit list. I’m now over in the Teton Valley and guiding fishing. Hope to ski with you this winter… Matt Lloyd

  4. 4 randosteve Aug 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    that’s great matt! always looking for more partners. let’s hit temple next spring/summer.

  5. 5 randosteve Aug 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    mark…bugs were manageable…and i think they are winding down. at times they weren’t a problem…other times they were kinda bad…but not outrageous. have fun!

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