Profile of Trail Crew Doing Blasting to Repair Gannett Peak Switchbacks

Gannett Peak, Wyoming
The Fremont County publication The Ranger has a nice article on the trail work involved in building the switchbacks on the Glacier Trail between between Star Lake and Downs Fork Meadows as well as improvement on the Star Lake and Burro Flats. Among other obstacles was blasting on the trail.

The work affects the main trail to Gannett Peak.

The article notes:

To access the area, [Matt] Walter, five trail technicians and Shoshone National Forest blaster Crosby Davidson gathered on July 16 at the head of Glacier Trail ten miles southeast of Dubois. They loaded for eight days as gear including two 100-pound drills, hundreds of pounds of explosives, bear-proof coolers and an electrified bear-fence, was placed on 16 packhorses and mules.

Each animal carried about 200 pounds of equipment.


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Randy Udall of Udall political clan found dead after entering Wyoming’s Elkhart trailhead

Randy Udall, of the powerful Udall political family was found dead July 3 after a week search of the Wind Rivers backcountry.

Udall had entered via the Elkhart trail head on June 20 and was supposed to return on June 26. When he didn’t return a massive search was begun. His body was spied in an aerial photo of the off trail he said he was going to investigate solo.

He was brother U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), and cousin of U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and son of Mo Udall.

Remembering Randy Udall, Environmentalist | Adventure Ethics | OutsideOnline.com.


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SPOT Used in Gannett Peak Rescue


Here’s an interesting item of SPOT being used in a rescue on Gannett Peak. The Satellite Personal Tracker is often used in the backcountry for rescues in areas where you do not have cell phone coverage.


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Man Killed in Fall From Gannett Peak Summit


Don Scott, 63, from Boise died in a fall from Gannett Peak. He fell while standing on top of Gannett Peak. Strong winds have prevented helicopters from recovering his body.


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Sad End for Plane Lost on Gannett

The plane crash on Gannett has come to a sad end after it was discovered at 11,100 feet at Indian Pass.

Authorities believe a small plane belonging to Sierra Bravo Corp. in Bloomington, Minn, executive has been downed around Gannett Peak.

Three children were on the plane. Authorities were hampered by a snow storm at the time that dumped 2 feet on the snow. Authorities are conducting their search in a 9 square mile area east of the peak.


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Group Climbing Wyoming Grand Slam Caught in Lightening Storm

Details are coming out about a group caught in an unexpected lightening storm on Teton that killed one of them. Some members of the group were seeking to climb the “Wyoming Grand Slam” — reaching the summits of Gannett Peak, Devil’s Tower and Grand Teton.


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Gannett Peak, Wyoming


Scott Brumund photo from Bonney (Dinwoody) Pass 12,850′ looking north at Gannett Peak on 7/31/97 at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Gannett Peak, Wyoming, 13,804 Feet
Elevation: 13,804 Feet
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Flap Over Yellowstone Snowmobile Joke


Snowmobilers are calling for the resignation of John Sacklin is Yellowstone’s lead planner on the winter-use environmental study that examines the effects of snowmobiles in the park after he forwarded a snowmobile joke to them.
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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports


Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.
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