Tundra and cliffs at the head of Twilight Creek. Washakie Wilderness

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Ralph Maughan on May 11, 2007

Classic high Absaroka country -- high winds, snow any time of the year, no protection from lightning, elk, bighorn sheep and grizzly bears.

Kbolton174174@gmail.… on October 30, 2013

My God you captured my heart with this pic. I was here in 1977 as a 15 year old and I have to go back there again before I die. (Not that that is going to happen anytime soon!) We all rested here before heading back down the hill. I looked up to the east and I wanted to go higher.

Ralph Maughan on November 1, 2013


Thanks for your comment. This place made a huge impression on me too. The wind was roaring through the pass in the right center. It sounded like a jet engine. When I was near the pass, I had to keep low so as not to be blown off the cliff (unseen here) to the right.

Kbolton174174@gmail.… on November 2, 2013

Hey Ralph, nice to know somebody reads this! I was with the Youth Conservation Corps in 1977 based out of The Wind River Ranch 18 miles west of Dubois. We were assigned to clean up the trash around Deacon Lake that day. Well, our crew leaders all missed it! I'm so happy they did as we checked out Lake Pocket first and then all us teens ended here at the head of Twilight Creek. The winds were calm and it was just the most beautiful warm afternoon as we laid on the grass. We found Deacon Lake the next day. The day we were right here was perhaps the most enriching moment of that whole summer of 1977. A summer of very hard work and very hard play. I have always remembered it and I would really like to go back next summer!-Kirk Bolton

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