A young Wyoming archaeologist has discovered several more prehistoric villages in the Wind River Range, bringing the total up to 19 confirmed villages at the high altitude archaeology site known as High Rise Village. His findings are being published in an upcoming scientific journal article.
Matt Stirn was a 20-year-old undergraduate when he developed a model to predict the whereabouts of new lodge sites in the Wind River Range. Richard Adams was his supervisor. He says Stirn was 13-years-old when he began volunteering on Adam’s crew at High Rise Village.
The body of the hiker who has been missing in the Wind River Range has been found. James 'Randy' Udall did not return from a hiking trip to the Wind River Range and search and rescue crews worked for days before locating him in a remote area of the Range. It appears he died of natural causes, though an autopsy is forthcoming. In a statement, his family said Udall “left this earth doing what he loved most, hiking in his most favorite mountain range in the world.”