Posts tagged: Eagle Cap
WILDERNESS — A notable Oregon destination, the Minam River Lodge in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, has changed hands.
The Oregonian reports that Barnes Ellis of Portland has bought the last operating wilderness lodge in eastern Oregon.
The lodge dates to about 1950. It has a main building and dormitory, five cabins. It can accommodate 35 guests. Access is by trail or small aircraft.
At 560 square miles, Eagle Cap is the state’s largest designated wilderness area.
The ranch had been for sale for years, and the previous owner, George Peekema of Vancouver, died last year at 81.
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.