After backpacking Cirque of the Towers Loop in Wyoming's incredible Wind River range, I spent a night in town to freshen up a bit, and set out on my second backpacking hike for that week. By the time I started this hike I'd already logged nearly 40 miles with 8,000ft of elevation change so I was getting a little worn out. It took me about 9 hours to do 11 miles, but I made it and camped at the obscenely beautiful Island Lake for two nights. I was fortunate to secure an incredible camping spot with just about the best possible view of the lake right from my tent door. The next day I hiked around 13 miles (without my pack) exploring further past the lake into Titcomb and Indian Basins. The beauty here was truly indescribable. On the third day, while I was eager to get to a shower I was a bit reluctant to leave the incredible peace and sheer splendor of these surroundings. By the time I got back to my car I had logged a total of 77 miles in six days...a record for me.