We were on top of the Tombstone formation at the moment this year's Summer died. A storm came out of the mountains, and sent us back to our truck. It brought a couple weeks of wet and unsettled weather, and just days after that, Winter started to visit. We had just one sunny cool breezy weekend, and then weekly snowstorms started hitting Lander. During the last week of September, and the first week of October, back to back Thursday snowstorms broke the branches off the green leaved trees, knocked out the power, and covered Sinks Canyon and the mountain boulders in a foot of slush and powder. After the first storm, we managed to find snow free blocks away from the Wind River upslope conditions by driving to Sweetwater. Our number one project out there was too cold and windy, but we were able to find some shelter from the tempest at the Hampi boulders. We had fun and got a great workout on a variety of lines. Here are a couple we enjoyed that we hadn't tried before.
"Center El Herman" V5
On the drive home I decided it would be safer if I pulled over and took a photo. It's hard to keep your eyes on the road while driving in a landscape like this. I often wonder how many cars actually go off the road each year due to scenic distraction? I bet it's under reported.