Wind River Range, WY

September 13, 2010

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Another long day of mountain slogging followed, but it brought us to the edge of Half Moon Lake.  We were beat up, tired, and ready for a beer.  5 days into the journey, and 50 some odd miles.  We reached the lake, and still had 3 miles of shore to navigate.  We were about to set up shop and tag the rest of it in the morning.  When around the bend, a boat filled with gracious folks, and a cooler of beers, stormed up.  They quickly said, “Screw that walk, we’ll take you guys in with beers to boot.”  We hopped on and fast forwarded the final part of our journey.  One of the more glorious backcountry exit’s I’ve ever had.


Many thanks to some of the most Famous Internet Backcountry Hikers out there.  You’re a most excellent group gentlemen, with a quick wit and an even quicker smile.  Until next time, Jacks.  Thanks for the fun.

radical dudes

Hit me up with any questions or comments below.

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  1. Greg
    wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 am  

    Holy cow that is incredible Port! I knew you were out on quite a trip… can’t believe how much of a trip it was. Can’t wait for the continuation of the series. Let me work something up here in FIS Organization Committee to tie this series together for ya!

    Only question: Did you know you and KC are going to be nanopuff pals now?

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 7:31 pm  

      Nano poofs? That’s the Quebecois pronunciation.

      We’ve got upcoming posts queued up about Flaming Gorge, Vernal/Dinosaur, and Canyonlands NP. Get your reading glasses out, it’s going to be good times.

  2. K_C
    wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 am  

    Porter you stole my green nanopuff!

    I will forgive you though as it obviously went to good use on this excellent adventure.

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 7:32 pm  

      Apology accepted. :) We’ll just have to do some green puff powder 8s this winter.

  3. Talbert
    wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 am  

    Wow Porter, what a killer trip. Those trout looked delicious, and you did an awesome job with some of those pics some of the color contrasts are stunning.

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 7:34 pm  

      We neglected to bring any tin foil. The only way we could figure out how to cook those boys without charing them, or tyng them to a mini-spit, was to smoke them over the pine bows. It worked pretty well, and attached a nice smoky taste too!

  4. christian
    wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 7:05 pm  

    the color of that lake at the top of page 4 is mind-bottling.

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on September 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm  

      They don’t call it the Green River for nothing!

  5. powhounddd
    wrote on September 16th, 2010 at 8:36 pm  
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