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Jul 18, 2017 - Fly Fishing West Wyoming

Fly Fishing has been a challenge, due to high water from late spring snow melt. Wading in the calmness of a couple of lakes was a good test of my new organizational skills. Much easier to change/tie flies, adjusting to using all the different gear, while maintaining balance. Believe me, this paid off once I started fishing in streams/creeks that had current. A whole new ball game working with hands, looking through readers while keeping your footing and balance, without dropping anything. DO NOT GET IN A HURRY!!!. I did catch a few smaller...

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Jul 8, 2017 - GR Rendezvous Parade & Pageant

What's a Rendezvous? The first Pinedale area Green River Rendezvous was held in 1833. During the fur trade era of the 1820s-1840s, six of these summer gatherings were held near this locale. The cry "Meet me on the Green!" was a reminder and a reassurance to trappers, who spent isolated winters gathering beaver pelts, and to traders, who traveled many miles on hazardous trails. Mountain men, explorers and Indians all gathered "below the Green" to barter, sell, and swipe items such as skins, pelts, guns, trinkets and necessary provisions for...

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Jul 6, 2017 - Green River Rendezvous Days

Green River Rendezvous History Sixteen Rendezvous were held during the years 1824-1840, the height of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade when the beaver top hat was an essential part of every respectable urban man’s wardrobe. Of those 16 gatherings, six were located at the Green River Rendezvous site, eight miles west of Pinedale near Daniel, Wyoming. It was at this site where famous mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick carved their legends and opened the way for settlement of the West and supplied lustrous beaver pelts...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Wind River Range

Pinedale Wyoming sits at an elevation of 7,175 feet above sea level. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,030 people, 847 households, and 484 families residing in the town. There are 1,300 lakes around the Pinedale area. Fremont Lake, four miles from Pinedale, is the most commonly used lake, and Wyoming's second largest natural lake. Pine Creek flows from nearby Fremont Lake through the town on its way to the Green River. Pinedale is an important hunting outfitting town and a gateway to the Wind River Mountains. It is also a major gateway...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Day 1 Denver Co.- Pinedale Wy.

Day 1 Denver- Pinedale


We left Denver about 10:30 am. Heading for Pinedale Wy. almost 460 miles away. We figured with stops it would take us about nine hours. It was a long drive, but before we knew it, around 7:30 pm ,we had made it! We checked into our hotel, and decided to go find some dinner.We found a little Mexican restaurant that was on the main street.The food was just eh' Ok. The drive there was good ,although the landscape wasn't very exciting. The ground was sparse, and covered in what they called "mama sagebrush", because...

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Jun 11, 2013 - Fremont Lake Road from Pinedale, WY

We found an idyllic little restaurant (The Lodge at Fremont Lake) which is 4 miles in on Fremont Road which starts in Pinedale, WY. After a very nice lunch, we drove another 8 miles or so to the "Trail's End." There was a campground here (but no campers this early in June). This was a very scenic, very enjoyable paved road with great views of Fremont Lake, several other smaller lakes, and the Wind River Range. Fremont lake is the second largest lake in Wyoming, and Its depth at 800 feet makes it one of the deepest in the U.S. The...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Green River to Pinedale, Wyoming

Decided to take the scenic route today...little did we know that the 21.5 mile Wild Horse Canyon Scenic Loop would take us 2 hours and 45 minutes! Of course it makes sense when you realize that we only moved about 10 miles an hour over the dirt/rock road. As soon as we ascended to the high plain, we surprised 3 pronghorns. They trotted off to a "safe" distance and continued to graze on the sage and short grasses that cover this area. We drove on, and on, and on looking for something "living" in vain. It wasn't until we were to the turn off...

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Aug 13, 2012 - Dinosaurs and more

We awoke to a light rain Monday morning in Glenwood Springs, not bad just those nuisance kind that come and go. These folks need the rain for sure, but I don't think this will help the drought situation much. Once on the road to Utah the rain picks up and is a steady rain for the next three hours. Not a bad drive, though, with the Winnebago and toad (that's highway lingo for towed car) handling the wet roads without problem. As we arrived at Dinosaur the skies cleared for a wonderful visit. Dinosaur National Monument is one of the world's...

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Jul 4, 2012 - Fourth of July

Happy fourth to all. Today we decided to explore the town of Pinedale, its just ten miles or so from our campground. We packed a lunch and headed out. We went east toward the mountains intending to have our food at the top. We found a scenic glacial lake (Fremont Lake). It is very cold and 600ft deep. the fishing seems to be great all over this part of Wyoming.I'll have to get a license when we get to Yellowstone. Back to our lunch....when we got to the highest point we could the horse flies looked like small birds. We found a park in...

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Jul 21, 2010 - Yellowstone and ride to Pinedale, Wyoming - 289 miles

Today was our most challenging day. It started with road construction and bumper-to-bumper traffic in Yellowstone National Park. The day was overcast and we didn't see any animals. Difficult to find a parking place at Old Faithful. We ate our picnic deli lunch on the porch of the Yellowstone General Store while we waited for Old Faithful to erupt. Masses of cars leaving the parking lot when the show was over. Rode into Teton National Park and took photos before the rain started as we headed to Jackson, Wyoming. After a gas stop, we made...

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Jun 12, 2010 - Pitchfork Fondue

We arrived in Pinedale, WY (elevation 7,175 feet) one day ahead of a snow storm that closed South Pass in the Wind River Mountains. No snow here, but white all around us and lots of rain. Yoo Hoo, is spring out there? Becky & Dave (Time’s sister & brother-in-love) met us here. We will travel to our next stop together, bud around together for another week, then we will split and go different directions. We are having a great time. It is so good to be with them again! This area was the center of the fur trade for 20 years. Of the 16...

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Jul 1, 2008 - Boondocking near Pinedale, Wyoming

Last night, it was so quiet that it was difficult to sleep. Other than us, there were only two other people in the campground who were tent camping. We arose at 6:00 AM and after coffee, took a ride on our bicycles around the campground and to the next campground a couple of miles away. Even though we are around 6,000 in elevation, the area we are in is relatively level making for easy pedaling. After another tour of the welcome center, we departed at 9:00 AM and headed north toward Wyoming arriving in Green River, WY around 11:00, then...

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Points West 2008

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