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Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 4 (return to civilization), Aug 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 4 (return to civilization), Aug 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 4 (return to civilization), Aug 2018

I heard Jason moving and saw his Kindle light come on. It was pitch black outside and the dull glow of the Kindle looked light a spotlight. I fell back to sleep for a bit and finally heard him say,…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 3 (Steamboat Lake), Aug 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 3 (Steamboat Lake), Aug 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 3 (Steamboat Lake), Aug 2018

Happy 40-something birthday to Jason! What better way to spend the special day than by visiting a new Eagle Cap Wilderness lake? After a quiet night at Swamp Lake, we were crawling out of the tent at 5:00 as the…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 2 (Swamp Lake), Aug 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 2 (Swamp Lake), Aug 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 2 (Swamp Lake), Aug 2018

“It got cold last night and everything’s covered in dew”. It was a little after 5:00 and just barely starting to get light. I reached out of my warm down sleeping bag and felt the outside surface. It was wet with dew. On summer…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 1 (Copper Creek Meadows), Aug 2018
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 1 (Copper Creek Meadows), Aug 2018

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Swamp & Steamboat Lakes Backpack day 1 (Copper Creek Meadows), Aug 2018

Beat the crowds on the eastern side of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness by visiting lesser known Swamp and Steamboat Lakes Distance: 27 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with approximately 4,350′ total elevation gain Best Season: July…

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Minam and Mirror Lakes Backpack, July 2015
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness:  Minam and Mirror Lakes Backpack, July 2015

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Minam and Mirror Lakes Backpack, July 2015

Exceptional backpacking loop to several high mountain lakes and over a mountain pass in Oregon’s stunning Eagle Cap Wilderness. Distance: 21 miles round trip (including side trip to Moccasin Lake) Type: loop backpack Difficulty: moderate with 3,160′ elevation gain Best…

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