Fourth Of July
This is a wonderful time to be in Lander. I don't think I've ever seen anywhere else that is as obsessed with this holiday! There's an enormous (for such a small town) parade that practically the whole town turns out for, and the fireworks start right afterwards, and last well into the night. The best thing about Lander is the friendly people and small shops.
see the pagaent of the old...
see the pagaent of the old west parade every year on the fourth of july if you like old west history come-alive living on my father and grandfathers 400 acre ranch raising crops and harvestin them and the smell of fresh cut hay and hearing the roar of irrigation canals and water being sucked into outlet head gates leading to the fields and nearby streams
well any type of duffel bag or smaller type suit cases or just even a wardrobe bag and a small duffel bag to pack personal things in for
hygene and showers or baths,tooth paste etc. in summer cooler clothes always good walking shoes or hiking boots or tennis shoes and in winter heavy clothes,jumper cables,snowboots,
extra gloves and warm socks and thermal underwear and just basically things to get by on in extremely cold weather. just the basic things for hygene and safety items bandaids,bandges or gauze for skin abraisions,rash cremes and antibiotic ointments
or first aid cremes and specialty cremes for blisters boils or over exposure to the sun in summer and winter. any type of good camera with or with out telephoto lense and a good video camera with extra fine zoom capabilities for ideo taping things from a great distance that you may not be able to get super close to. bring tents,sleeping bags,fishing poles and that type of thing for summer outings in lander
but probably you won't be doing muc of that type of thing during the winter months in lander,wyoming at the foot of the windriver
Awesome Rock Climbing Close To Town
Sinks Canyon State Park has a ton of great rock climbing, from beginner to expert levels of difficulty. The location is gorgeous, so even if you get there and don't feel like climbing, you won't be wasting a minute. We even saw a rattlesnake on the trail up to the climb. The spot I climbed at was high up and overlooking the whole park and it just a perfect place to hang out and climb and enjoy the surroundings. We just did some afternoon sport climbing, so we had harnesses (actually, I didn't have my own, so I used webbing to make one), rope, and maybe 10-15 quickdraws. There was a ton of climbing and different routes and such there though, so it just depends on what you want to do. I didn't see any multi-pitches, but there might be some. Get the Sinks Climbing guide at the park or in town at Wild Iris, it has all the climbs and lots of information.
Mountain Biking/Hiking/Waterfall Rock Hopping
Upriver from the Rise and Sinks, great mountain biking and hiking trails lead to beautiful views of the waterfalls as it works it's way down through the forest and rocks. But you can get so much more out of it if you go past the end of the trails and really experience it. The Popo Agie river comes down through the rocks and trees by many different routes, and it creates countless waterfalls and an awesome area to explore and enjoy.
The picture is taken from near the Sinks and doesn't show the falls I described. The trails lead from there up the river a ways to the falls.