Annual Backpacking Trip
This year I travel to NE Oregon to begin my annual 5 day backpacking trip. This year I have 4 other men joining me and we will be hiking in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa Mountains.
The wilderness beauty was beyond what I expected. All five of us started from Two Pan Trailhead heading up the Minam Lake Trail, spending 2 nights at Minam Lake with a day trip over to Blue Lake. Minam lake provided swimming, fishing and serious relaxation. We were treated to a sunset on the second evening.
Three of us continued over over the pass on the Ivan Carper Trail into the Lakes Basin.
We passed by Mirror Lake and ended up camping at Moccasin Lake planning on a few nights with days hikes and more fishing. We hiked the Basin Lakes loop over by Douglas Lake and back.
My buddies were tired but I felt like I needed to see Glacier Lake up above in front of Eagle Cap. This solo climb to Glacier Lake was the ultimate highlight for me. Here is a glimpse.
We ended this awesome trip by hiking out along the East Fork of Lostine Trail.