Monday, June 27, 2016

Back in Time - Hike to the Falls

Middle Fork Falls
Sinks Canyon State Park
near Lander, WY
Paul (brother-in-law), Maria (Dwight's wife),
Stephanie (great niece),  Christian (great nephew),
Dwight (nephew), Bruce (nephew) and Katie (Bruce's wife).
I was there, honest: I was the photographer
July 1999
I've hiked to the Middle Fork Falls in Sinks Canyon three times - twice when I was in college and the final time with some family members at the 1999 family reunion camping trip in Worthen Meadows. I doubt my knees would allow me to make the hike yet another time.

According to the Sinks Canyon State Park website, the hike is 3 miles round trip: The first ¾ mile of the hike is easy, the second ¾ is moderate (rocky trail/elevation gain). The trail is rocky and narrow in places, is open and unshaded. Hikers will gain over 660 feet of elevation over the course of the mile and a half hike. The elevation of the falls is 7800 feet.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a beautiful place! Looks like there might have been some fishing along the way, too.

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  2. Hubby and I use to hike too and sometimes I miss it. This looks like a great one...

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  3. What a pretty spot! I doubt that I could do the up and down on that hike either:(

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  4. Such a beautiful place!! There are so many things that I would love to do again but my body says, "NO!" It's sad because I would really love to sit on a stump in the mountains and listen to the water rush over the rocks.

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  5. What a pretty spot. I don't know if I could make it either these days - even just 3 miles - but love having memories of places like this!

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  6. I'd love to do that hike. It sounds like it stays interesting the whole way.

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  7. That photo just screams SUMMER! I love everything about it especially that you hiked it. Thanks for the truth about the difficulty. Everyone makes hikes sound so easy...ha! I always fear they are underestimating difficulty

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  8. Ans that's why we're never IN the photos ...we're always snapping the photos! That looks like an amazing hiking area - wish it were closer!

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  9. I would LOVE to hike that. What a beautiful place. There is so much to see in the United States that I could never see it all in my lifetime.

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