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Snowfields, stream crossings and grizzly bears: 5 days in the Bridger Wilderness

Snowfields, stream crossings and grizzly bears: 5 days in the Bridger Wilderness

CASPER, Wyo. — In mid-July, when most people are at the beach or drinking beer around a barbecue, my girlfriend and I were trudging through snow. Lots of snow.

August 15, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Management plan defines battle over Wyoming's federal lands

Management plan defines battle over Wyoming's federal lands

Nothing stirs in the Red Desert before sunrise. There is no wind. There are no people to talk or laugh; no machines to whir or hum. Through the darkness, one can vaguely make out the sand dunes. They look like black waves, sometimes climbing 100 feet into the sky, rolling across the land.

January 26, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Sides take issue with forest plan

LANDER, Wyo. — Some Fremont County residents are worried their voices aren’t being heard as the U.S. Forest Service works on revising its management plan for the Shoshone National Forest.

June 10, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Strong winds, blowing snow hamper travel in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Snow has tapered off in western Wyoming but strong winds and blowing snow are making travel difficult in some parts of the state.

December 29, 2011 2:52 pm Related Loading…

Blizzard warning issued for Wind River Mountains

RIVERTON, Wyo. -- A cold front is bringing some snow and strong winds to parts of Wyoming and has prompted a blizzard warning in the Wind River Mountains.

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Wyoming scientists study glacier ecosystem

Wyoming scientists study glacier ecosystem

WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS, Wyo. — Shirts whipping in the wind, scientists Craig Thompson and Christopher Robinson clambered over a boulder field recently exposed to wind and sun for the first time in thousands of years. Gray and black, the area looks like a wasteland of dirty ice and broken rock,…

January 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Scientists seek more study of Wind River glaciers

CASPER, Wyo. — High in Wyoming's Wind River Range, the largest glacial complex in the American Rocky Mountains sits largely unstudied.

January 22, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Glacier study

Glacier study

Professor Craig Thompson uses a turbidimeter to measure clarity of the runoff from Gannett Glacier during a scientific trip to collect data in early September. Glaciers produce glacier flour, which clouds the water. Measuring the clarity gives an indication of how much movement and grinding …

January 22, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Glacier study

Glacier study

Craig Thompson, left, and outfitter Meredith Taylor look over a map before heading up the trail to Gannett Glacier in early September. Thompson, who has been studying the glaciers in the Wind River Mountains for 25 years, went with a team to collect samples from the glacial streams.

January 22, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Glacier study

Glacier study

College students Morgan Freestone, left, and Erica David look for rocks in the runoff from Gannett Glacier during a trip made by scientists in early September to study the glaciers in the Wind River Mountains. The scientists are studying how the bugs and plants at higher elevations react to …

January 22, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
NTSB: Pilot battled to keep altitude before crash

NTSB: Pilot battled to keep altitude before crash

CHEYENNE — The pilot of a small plane radioed that he couldn't maintain altitude because of mountain wind currents shortly before the plane crashed in northwest Wyoming, killing all four people aboard, federal investigators say.

November 04, 2010 9:10 am Photos

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Body found in mountains identified

RIVERTON - Authorities have identified a 55-year-old man whose body was found in a tent in the Wind River Mountains east of Dubois in northwest Wyoming.

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