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Kyle509Evening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014

Kyle509

Via Glacier Pass. Hiked into Mirror, set up camp and then hiked to Glacier Pass from there. Easy scrambling and a little snow climbing from this side. Made it to the top at sunset, it was awesome.
Posted Sep 3, 2014 1:43 pm

srootEagle Cap Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012
Started from the Wallowa Lake Trailhead. My brother and I completed about a 12 mile day into base camp before summiting early next morning. Attempted Sacagawea Peak the same day out of Ice Lake but were unsuccessful.
Posted Aug 16, 2014 10:17 pm

MattDurkeeFrom Glacier Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2001

MattDurkee

Direct from Glacier Lake.
Posted Jun 8, 2014 3:43 pm

locke456A+ Wallowas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2012

locke456

Route: East Fork Lostine to Horton's Pass

One of my favorite Wallowa climbs, for the great camping spots in the lakes basin and the long approach across the Lostine meadow with Eagle Cap looming in the distance the entire time. In late October, there was patch snow in the meadows, but the lakes weren't frozen yet. While crampons might have been useful for the last 500 or so feet to the summit, it was slow, but easy enough going without them. Great views of the Matterhorn from the summit. So great, in fact, that I had to come back the next weekend :)
Posted Oct 8, 2013 10:32 pm

gregliefAwesome views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2013

greglief

My girlfriend and I hiked up from our base camp @ Mirror Lake. 2000+ feet elevation in 2+ miles... steep but quite manageable. We startled several bighorn sheep before starting the final push to the summit. Expect incredible views. Do not expect solitude... we were fortunate to have the summit to ourselves for 20 minutes before other visitors began to appear.
Posted Aug 26, 2013 6:37 pm

RedwicSingle-Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Redwic

This was a very scenic hike, which I did as a single-day trip. The East Lostine River valley is very nice, especially when it opens up into a large meadow area. The views from the summit are spectacular. 5h15m up, 4h20m down.
Posted Jul 30, 2013 7:30 am

bellinghamclimberWonderful Perch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012

bellinghamclimber

This was my first time into the Eagle Cap Wilderness, and the whole experience was breathtaking! It took less than a a half hour to reach the summit from Horton Pass, with AMAZING views all around!
Posted Sep 2, 2012 1:38 am

bedellympianbackpacking peak bag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

bedellympian

Backpacking through Glacier Pass. Ditched the pack, ran the ridge line and scrambled up the North Face/Ridge. Jogged down to the saddle between Glacier and Eagle, slid down the glacier and ran back down the ridge... 70 minutes round trip. Rock is Crumbly lower down but firms up a bit, the black bands are pretty rotten.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 4:01 pm

drootSnow, snow, and more snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

droot

We started the day before at the Wallowa Lake trailhead and hiked into Lakes Basin for a 12 mile day. Started encountering snow at about Horseshoe Lake, and as we gained elevation towards Douglas lake, the trail was completely under snow. We had to just bushwhack our way to Mirror lake.

Mirror and Moccasin were still 95% frozen over, with just a few feet of the shores having ice cold water. There was still 1-2 feet of snow on the ground all around the lake, and luckily we found a small melted area under a tree to set up camp.

The next morning we awoke at 5:45 to make our attempt at Eagle cap. The entire day would be climbing on snow. We went up where the trail normally goes, but during this time of the year it was just a steep snow chute. Once on the bench, we decided that instead of taking Horton's pass, we would just climb up the snow to the low point on the West ridge right before Eagle Cap. It was steep snow, but kicking in large footholds we made it to the ridge. From the ridge it was an easy scramble on snow/rock to the top. Beautify blue skies and no wind at the top.
Posted Jul 3, 2012 11:57 am

CalHappy birthday to me!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011

Cal

Albeit freakin' cold and stormy, this was a great end to a lovely backpacking trip complete with dulce de leche at the top, courtesy of a good friend ;)
Posted Apr 16, 2012 3:37 pm

polarjudAfter labor day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011

polarjud

Went up the East Lostine, starting late on labor day. Camped at the top of some falls. Dropped packs next day at Upper Lake for the final walk up. Didn't encounter anyone on the mountain, maybe because of late start and thunderstorms in area. Verizon service on top, but not ATT.
Posted Sep 14, 2011 10:54 pm

mnpalermLostine River Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

mnpalerm

Wow this was a great one! The trailhead was full but I hardly saw anyone on the trail. There were a few other parties camping at Mirror Lake but it wasnt crowded. It was still really snowy so summiting was a fun challenge, not a soul on top for the 1.5 hours I was up there. Incredible view!...but lots of mosquitos at the lake!
Posted Feb 18, 2011 9:19 pm

calebEOCDayhiked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

calebEOC

Surprisingly easy dayhike from TwoPan trailhead, left jeep at 6am, top of first set of switchbacks by 7am, bridge at 8am, base of horton pass a little before 9am, and on the summit at 10am. BS'd with some Bend residents for about an hour, then scrambled up Moccasin Peak behind Mirror Lake so I could ensure I broke the 20 mile mark for the day.

this is summitlog entry #100 for me on Summitpost, yay!
Posted Aug 16, 2010 12:12 am

Troy BRoute: Lostine/Horton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Troy B

Evening hike from the Two Pan trailhead to the summit of Eagle Cap with a bivy just below the summit. Excellent sunrise from the top.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 9:09 pm

DustyDeb9Fun Backpacking Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

DustyDeb9

Beautiful hike in. Lots of room for camping around the lake, but expect a croud on a nice summer weekend. Nice hike to Eagle cap summit, with good views.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 2:21 am

spotlyStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

spotly

Hiked up with Teri. Saw some bighorn sheep along the way. The summit and its cooling breeze offered the only protection from the terrifying mosquitos in three days! We descended via Glacier Lake then back up over Glacier Pass.
Posted Jul 27, 2009 6:41 pm

Super DaveFrom Glacier Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Super Dave

Climbed Eagle Cap during a 3-day backpacking trip. Hiked in to Frazier Lake via W Fork Wallowa River on day 1, then climbed Eagle Cap from Glacier Pass during day 2 and enjoyed an awesome sunset from Moccasin Lake that night. Hiked back out through the Lakes Basin on day 3. Still a fair amount of snow to contend with, but it was in good shape for kicking steps. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 11:35 pm

sassyplattEast Fork Eagle Creek, Horton Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2002

sassyplatt

We had the place to ourselves for 3 days. We packed in through a beautiful valley, saw lots of elk and quite a bit of snow. The Eagle Cap summit was almost secondary to the gorgeous Wallowa backcountry.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 10:38 pm

RSBARNESGreat trip  Sucess!

RSBARNES

Early summer trip. Deep Snow and beautiful views.
Posted Nov 11, 2008 1:08 am

BCJGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2001

BCJ

Amazing views. Scrambled up from Glacier Lake.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:35 am

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