Page Summary: Enjoy outdoor photography in beautifull Pinedale, Wyoming.
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Pinedale, Wyoming is “Better than Yellowstone” for the serious amateur and professional photographer. That may sound sacrilegious, but those who have explored the Wind River, Gros Ventre and Wyoming Ranges (including Galen Rowell, Henry Holdsworth, Robert Ketchum, Tom Mangelsen, David Muench, Fred Pflughoft, Don Paulson, Mark Gocke and Jeff Vanuga) will tell you that the uncrowded trails, abundant wildlife and stunning scenery make this lesser known region an ideal destination for photographers searching for new ground. With over 1,300 lakes, 14 of Wyoming’s tallest peaks, and a million acres of designated wilderness, there’s plenty of room for the adventure minded.
Local outfitters can take you and your equipment up into the mountains on horseback and provide full services or they’ll drop your gear near a pristine lake and come back when you want. Or rent a llama and enjoy the company of a useful and low impact fuzzy friend. Combine two passions by booking a guided fly fishing trip and floating the photogenic Green River. Plan your trip to catch the 70th Annual performance of the Green River Rendezvous Pageant, a colorful historical reenactment of the days of the mountain men, complete with galloping braves on war painted ponies, fur-bedecked traders and black frocked missionaries (second weekend in July).
Located just 77 miles southeast of Jackson, Pinedale makes a great jumping off point for both local and regional adventures; mountain bike the Continental Divide Trail over Union Pass to the quaint western town of Dubois; begin your quest for the Wyoming Cutt-Slam (catching all four species of native cutthroat trout) in the hauntingly beautiful Wyoming Range; or even meander up the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway to Jackson and on to that other place (Yellowstone National Park) for a view of the geysers and crowds! Don’t forget to watch for moose, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes and other creatures along the road – Sublette County has more pronghorn than people!