Palmer Peak

4:54 a.m. on January 29, 2014 (EST)
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I found this mountain in my research for backpacking in the Gros Ventre Wilderness/Range in northwestern Wyoming near Jackson Hole. It is 11.404 feet high. It is within the mountain area I plan to be backpacking this summer. I am hoping to summit it from the other side this year in July or August. 


Palmer Peak above, shown in late spring.

Gannett Peak in the Wyoming Range just southwest of Palmer Peak, is 13,809 feet which is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountain's outside the state of Colorado.


Gannett Peak

Again my summer plans are to backpack the Gros Ventre Range east and south of Jackson Wyoming in the northwestern part of the state. By summer I mean the 3 months of June, July and August during 75% of the months on 1-2 week trips, with resupply trips back in the town of Jackson when I also will leave trip reports here at Trailspace.

This will be my first "entire summer" backpacking trip since 1979,when I was in Denali Nat Park in Alaska. I have been in the habit of working summers since 1982 to support backpacking and bicycling adventure travel from Sept-May every year. I have wanted to take a summer off again ever since but have yet to do so. I have been working since last April to save enough money and buy new equipment to do this trip. I don't plan to look for work again until next winter in Tucson AZ in November after I leave my job here in SE Utah in May.

This link shows the area I will be backpacking. The town of Jackson is in the upper left corner. You can change to a topo map in the bar in the upper right where it says Hybrid by clicking the down pointing arrow. A Topo USGS USA is in meters, the Topo High USA is in feet:,-110.584646&z=12&t=h 

You can also zoom in and out on the map. 

I have 3 more months of work before I leave here the first week of May.

9:13 p.m. on January 30, 2014 (EST)
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That's awesome! Just one thing. That isn't Palmer Peak, its Double Top, the highest in the Range. You can see Palmer going into Granite Hot Springs. Here it is, right foreground [right of center] from Granite Hi-Line Trail. Potosi is far right further away:

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It's awesome. Got some good pics of Double top and Palmer hiking into to Shoal Falls area from Swift Creek Trailhead just North of Safari Club. 

I love the Gros Ventre, would love to do a weekend at 6 Lakes again, maybe I can get an extra day or two and go in that way and relive my 1978 ascent of Black Peak and then go down Swift Creek. Swift Creek is one of my favorite dayhikes anywhere. It's Divide with the head of Crystal Creek not far from the head of the Gros Ventre is SWEET!

If I can keep this new job and stay in Jackson I'll be happy to shuttle you if schedule works out. 

EDIT: Don't know why pic doesn't show? Link worked on other forums before.

9:16 p.m. on January 30, 2014 (EST)
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12:32 a.m. on January 31, 2014 (EST)
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Yeah, it says Not Found when I click your link.

I searched for Palmer Peak and found the picture here :  Guess whoever posted it didn't know what it was?

Shuttle me? I am going to hike in or bike to trailheads. Sorry I don't do cars. Don't drive, hitchhike or ride in them. I bike tour, been since 1982 when I gave up hitchhiking.

No offence but I am a soloist hiker.

8:04 p.m. on February 8, 2014 (EST)
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11:26 p.m. on February 8, 2014 (EST)
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Clinking your link still says Not Found? Do you know the coordinate's of the mountain? I can search for it at my map source Gmap4 

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