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Backpacker Magazine – December 2007

Backpacker Adventure Guide: Weminuche Wilderness

Try a stunning new hike–or two thrilling classics–in the Colorado Rockies' top spot for big backpacking adventures.

by: Steve Howe

Lobo to Fourmile Ridge, Steve Howe
Lobo to Fourmile Ridge, Steve Howe
Descent from Trimble Pass, Steve Howe
Descent from Trimble Pass, Steve Howe
Pittsburgh Mine, Steve Howe
Pittsburgh Mine, Steve Howe
Endlich Mesa, Steve Howe
Endlich Mesa, Steve Howe

Guidebook
Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas, by Donna Ikenberry, $17
Permits & Regulations No permits required, but LNT camping is a must. Set up at least 100 feet from water, disperse wastewater, and ask rangers about closed lakeside sites and other local restrictions.
Contact San Juan National Forest: (970) 247-4874. Pagosa Springs Ranger District (year-round): (970) 264-2268.
Silverton Public Lands Center (summer only): (970) 387-5530; www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/




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jay durbin
Jan 30, 2012

Sounds like a great hike. We are planning a trip to Weminuche this late spring, early summer! Hoping to stay in the high country. Can't wait

Troy
Sep 03, 2008

Awesome Pictures

Heidi
Aug 21, 2008

Cool adventure ! Loved the picture... check out <a href="http://www.coloradooutdoorcenter.com" target="_blank"rel=follow" Colorado Outdoor Center</a>

cl
Apr 30, 2008

too bad my thirteen day trek through this wilderness was the best place I have been yet

Paul
Apr 28, 2008

here ya go, bud-
http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripId=43747

Chris
Apr 02, 2008

The printed article said that the route taken would be posted on this website. I can not seem to find it.

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