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Whiteness greets hikers slogging deep into Eagle Cap Wilderness

Jeff Lambert of the Spokane Mountaineers poses in the last weekend of July 2011 along with Mirror Lake and Eagle Cap Peak from Carper Pass -- all popular backpacking destinations in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. (Jeff Lambert)
Jeff Lambert of the Spokane Mountaineers poses in the last weekend of July 2011 along with Mirror Lake and Eagle Cap Peak from Carper Pass -- all popular backpacking destinations in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. (Jeff Lambert)

BACKPACKING — The photo above shows Jeff Lambert of the Spokane Mountaineers in the last weekend of July along with Mirror Lake and Eagle Cap Peak from Carper Pass — all popular backpacking destinations in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

The shot is worth a thousand words and a lot of slogging.

The high backcountry in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon requires hikers to be equipped for snow, including self-arrest tools.




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