Way to go.
Awsome write up and photos. Totally jealous. It's right here in my backyard and haven't gotten it done yet. Have flown over it twice low enough to get a really good look. You guys rock, especially knocking off the North Fork.
In response to Craw: we have looked at using horses to come in from the Pinedale/Big Sandy side (west side of the Winds) a couple of times now, but have had trouble hooking up with an outfitter willing to commit to it. I'm like you, not sure I can do that type of hike-in anymore. Did 8-miles uphill for the Elwha out in Olympic Nat. Park last summer, on a nice trail, and it was brutal. I know Aaron Pruzan and Brady Johnston well, and their stories of dealing with the horse packer on the east side don't inspire any confidence at all. The horse pack and walk in from the west would be long, probably two days minimum, and it sounds like maybe not a lot of additional paddling to be gotten. Still working on it though, just to avoid carrying a loaded boat all that way.........
So many rivers, so little time..........