After an outstanding day at Titcomb Basin, I worried about the rest of my trip. Would I be underwhelmed? As is common, I frequently have little or no advance information about an area, so expectations are pretty much non existent. This was the case with Indian Basin, although I’d been told it was an area not to be missed.
Since I liked the waterfall so much, I decided to set up camp nearby so I’d be carrying a little less weight while ascending Indian Pass. In retrospect it was a great idea as the basin was extremely wet and not ready for camping.
To be continued . . .
- Date(s) Hiked: 8/18/17
- Mileage: Approximately 10 miles (conserving battery so didn’t track)
- Elevation Gain/Loss: Unknown, constant up and down (conserving battery so didn’t track)
- Trail Conditions:
- Tree obstacles: none
- Overgrowth: none
- Signage: moderate on main trails
- Terrain: muck from wet ground, consolidated snow travel, rocky
- Water: plentiful
- Camping: not very good at this time due to everything still being snowy or soggy
- Solitude: Expect a few day hikers
- Bugs: plentiful but I didn’t use any repellent this trip
- Wildlife Sightings: none beyond birds, squirrels, chipmunks, pika, and marmuts
- Precip: None this day
- Temp: Dropped to 33 overnight in my tent
- Jan’s Cherry Picker Delight Scale: 4++ cherries (out of 5)
- Be prepared for altitude, elevation changes, weather changes, bugs and navigation. Also review current food protection requirements/guidelines (I used an Ursack with an Opsack liner). If I were to hike this loop again, I’d use my bear canister as in many areas there were no trees to use as an anchor for my Ursack.
- Bridger Teton National Forest, Bridger Wilderness
- Nancy Pallister’s book, Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
- Ron Adkison’s book, Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range
- Beartooth Publishing Wind River Range North Outdoor Recreation Map