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Ascent of Mount Woodring on 1990-08-17

Climber: Steve Myers

Others in Party:Andy Till
Kristen Poduska
Michelle Strom
Date:Friday, August 17, 1990
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Woodring
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:11590 ft / 3532 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mt. Woodring is part of the Teton Range in NW Wyoming. It stands tall above Holly Lake in Paintbrush Canyon. It's a straight scramble up from Holly Lake to the north.

I climbed this peak with Andy Till, Michelle Strom, and Kristen Poduska - all friends and co-workers from Signal Mountain Lodge. The lodge only gave us peasants one day off per week. They sugar-coated this bitter pill by scheduling an early shift the day before, and a late shift the day after. That gave us roughly 48 hours between shifts during which we could enjoy the wholesome benefits of the mountains, or perhaps the less wholesome benefits of a bottle of booze. Sometimes, both were attempted, usually to exhausting results, but epic stories of adventure and suffering.

If my memory serves me correctly (I'm writing this nearly 20 years after the fact), I believe we camped the night before at Holly Lake, then awoke for an early plod up the mountain. Mt. Woodring sits just to the south of Mt. Moran. Moran is the monster of the northern half of the Teton range, and sits a full thousand feet above Woodring. The views of Moran from the top of Woodring are more than worth the price of admission (about an hour and change of talus scrambling and grunting from Holly Lake). Tens of millions have seen Mt. Moran. Probably only a few thousand have seen it from the top of Mt. Woodring. Count me, Andy, Michelle, and Kristen among them...
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4800 ft / 1463 m
    Trailhead:6790 ft / 2069 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble



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