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Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 4 (return to civilization), July 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 4 (return to civilization), July 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 4 (return to civilization), July 2018

Final day of our four day backpack into Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness. It had been another peaceful night at Bear Lake. Our only company was the doe that visited us again for the second night. We had a 6.5 mile…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 3 (Lookingglass Lake), July 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 3 (Lookingglass Lake), July 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 3 (Lookingglass Lake), July 2018

Day three of our Main Eagle backpack in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness. We woke around 5:00 to another clear morning with mild temperatures in the low 40s. It has been a peaceful night at Bear Lake. Like the previous night…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 2 (Bear Lake), July 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 2 (Bear Lake), July 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 2 (Bear Lake), July 2018

Day two of our four day Main Eagle backpack in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: after a scenic day one on the trail, we enjoyed a quiet campsite at Cached Lake. The only noise we had during the night was that…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 1 (Cached Lake), July 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 1 (Cached Lake), July 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Main Eagle Backpack day 1 (Cached Lake), July 2018

Great backpack to wildflower filled meadows and a handful of beautiful alpine lakes Distance: 24.25 miles Type: Y shape Difficulty: moderately difficult with ~4,700′ elevation gain Best season: July – September Normally, a backpack to a dammed lake would not…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: McCully Basin Backpack, July 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: McCully Basin Backpack, July 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: McCully Basin Backpack, July 2018

Backpack to a beautiful wildflower filled mountain meadow surrounded by snow covered peaks Distance: 10 miles roundtrip Difficulty: moderate with 1,900′ elevation gain Type: out and back Best season: summer and early fall Finally—we were in the prime summer backpacking…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Hurricane Creek Backpack, July 2017
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Hurricane Creek Backpack, July 2017

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Hurricane Creek Backpack, July 2017

Massive granite and limestone cliffs and waterfalls make this a great early summer opener Distance: 16.5 miles roundtrip  Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 2,000′ elevation gain  Best season: summer and early fall “The Eagle Cap never disappoints” we exclaim…

Our 100th post! Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Hidden Lake Backpack, July 2017
Our 100th post! Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Hidden Lake Backpack, July 2017

Our 100th post! Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Hidden Lake Backpack, July 2017

Stunning high mountain lake in a quiet corner of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness Distance: 18 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: difficult with approximately 2,700′ elevation gain Best season: July – September It doesn’t get any better than…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Upper Imnaha River & Blue Hole, June 2017
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Upper Imnaha River & Blue Hole, June 2017

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Upper Imnaha River & Blue Hole, June 2017

Great stream hike along the upper Imnaha River in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness Distance: 6.0 miles round trip as described here (4.0 miles round trip to Blue Hole, 11.5 miles round trip to Imnaha Falls) Type: out and back Difficulty:…

Oregon’s Buckhorn Lookout & Hells Canyon Breaks, June 2017
Oregon’s Buckhorn Lookout & Hells Canyon Breaks, June 2017

Oregon’s Buckhorn Lookout & Hells Canyon Breaks, June 2017

Fantastic views down into Hells Canyon and the Imnaha River from near Buckhorn Lookout in NE Oregon Distance: 5.0 miles for the route described here, longer options available Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate, descending 1,200′ over 2.5 miles.   Best…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Lakes Basin Backpack day 1 (Horseshoe Lake), Aug 2016
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness:  Lakes Basin Backpack day 1 (Horseshoe Lake), Aug 2016

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Lakes Basin Backpack day 1 (Horseshoe Lake), Aug 2016

Stunning four day backpack to multiple high mountain lakes in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness Distance: 32 miles round trip (10 miles this segment) Type: lollipop Difficulty: difficult with 3,800′ total elevation gain (2,500′ this segment) Best season: July – October…

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