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Wind River Range and Fremont Peak from near the Elkhart Park Trailhead. 
 
Fremont Peak is the highest peak near the center of the picture.  It overlooks the Titcomb Lakes, our destination for the second day.  Dinwoody Pass, the "gateway" to Gannett Peak from the south, is the low point to the left (north) of Fremont Peak, directly in the center of the photo.  We knew that we had to get to the top of Dinwoody Pass to get our first view of Gannett Peak.
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Day 1  Elkhart Park Trailhead to Seneca Lake
Elkhart Park Trailhead to Seneca Lake is approximately 9 miles.  The Wind River Range comprises some of the best scenery imaginable, and this trail is no exception.  The route passes Barbara Lake and Hobbs Lake, in addition to numerous small lakes and ponds, on the way to a terrific campsite on the West side of Seneca Lake.  The picture below is on the trail near Barbara Lake.
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Here's a synopsis of Day 1: 
 
Miles   Elevation 
 
  0.0 . . 9,550 . . Trailhead 
  6.0 . .10,260 . .Trail fork, Seneca Lake
                            trail heads North
  6.5 . .10,200 . . Barbara Lake 
  7.5 . .10,050 . . Hobbs Lake 
  9.5 . .10,250 . . Seneca Lake 

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This picture is at the North end of Seneca Lake facing South.  Our tent site was on the West side of the lake on the rock area which juts out into the lake -- visible in the center of the picture.
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Joel, Jim and Dan on the trail on Day 1.  We packed as light as practical for a potential 6 to 8 day trip (plus climbing gear), but we ended up with 70-75 pound monster packs
Day 1  Hiking In
Day 1  Hiking In
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Our camp site at Seneca Lake was on the West side of the lake, about halfway along the lake shore, on a large rock area 50' above the water.  This site is a "must see" spot.  Drop-dead gorgeous scenery,  waterfalls across the lake and behind you to keep you company, and not too many mosquitos when a breeze blows through.  :-)


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