Arrive at Teton High Adventure Base camp on Monday for a pre-trip shakedown and preparation. Hit the Bridger-Teton National Forest backcountry for a four-day backpacking adventure in the beautiful Jackson Hole region -- Big Piney Ranger District. Return to base camp Friday night for dinner and prepare for a Saturday morning whitewater rafting trip prior to your departure.
Experience the solitude and beauty of Wyoming’s expansive backcountry by backpacking through the Wyoming Range. Highlights include abundant wildlife (moose, elk, bald eagles etc.), dense wildflowers, Cliff Creek Falls (70ft.), and the chance to summit Hoback Peak (10,800ft.).
The trek begins at the upper Hoback trailhead near “metropolis” of Bondurant (pop 155). Follow the Hoback River as you gain 1,000 feet of elevation over 3-4 miles. Eventually the thick forest gives way to the lush Roosevelt Meadows. Set up camp and picture Teddy Roosevelt hunting elk here nearly a century ago.
Day two begins early as you prepare a daypack and set off to summit Hoback Peak. The tallest peak in the range, the summit offers panoramic views of the Teton Range, Wind River Range and feels like you’re standing on the roof of Wyoming. The hike to the top is grueling and will be very tough for those who don’t condition in the months prior to the trip. Total of 7 miles up and back.
Day three takes you from Roosevelt Meadows over Cliff Creek Pass. Fill your water bottles strait from a cold mountain spring and prepare for a strenuous hike up to the pass. Eat lunch near the pass while you gaze up at Hoback Peak knowing you were standing on top the day before. Descend down to Cliff Creek Falls and set up camp. Cool off in the falls if you dare to brave the frigid waters. Total of 5 miles.
Day four pack up camp and follow Cliff Creek down the mountain for 6 miles. Numerous creek crossings keep things interesting as some will try their luck on skinny logs spanning the creek. Finish at the Cliff Creek trailhead and head back to the base camp for a hot meal and the luxury of modern plumbing.
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