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Mr. ClamRoute Climbed: East Rib Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007

Mr. Clam

I tried to follow the East Ridge but was turned around near the top when the climbing got a bit out of my solo comfort range. As I descended I spotted a a tasty looking rib going up the east face and decided to traverse over and give it a shot. It turned out to be some of the most intense (but fun) free soloing I have done.

Once at the top I continued on along the Dragon Spine Ridge to Glacier Peak. A good day.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 9:01 pm

mkpatrickHorton Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

mkpatrick

Beautiful day, had my brothers from Texas and my wife with me. The Eagle Cap Wilderness has got to be my favorite place in Oregon.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 4:06 pm

cascadetravelerEagle cap via West fork of the Wallowa river  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

cascadetraveler

Drove to Wallowa lake trailhead on the 2nd of July. We backpacked up the West fork of the Wallowa river to Six Mile Meadow forded two streams and humped it up to Horseshoe lake. The next day we Backpacked up to Mirror lake dropped our packs and hiked uphill until the trail disappeared under snow. we walked cross country below Horton pass and traversed under a slightly corniced west ridge and met the trail again just below the summit, walked up the sweeping switchbacks and were rewarded with arguably the best view in the Wallowas. Sweeet!
Posted Jul 29, 2007 4:31 pm

idahomtnhighFirst of Many  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1989

idahomtnhigh

I was on a Boy Scout trip from La Grande when we made a side trip up Eagle Cap. It was the first mountain that I ever climbed and I wanted more. While we sat on the summit I gazed at the surrounding peak and planed a many trip to follow. Thank You Eagle Cap!
Posted May 11, 2007 12:56 am

donhaller3Boy Scouts and Smoke  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1993

donhaller3

Boy Scouts Jesse Hale, Doug Aveline, Nathan Connaway and Mike Haller, suffering the presence of Scoutmasters Dennis Hale and Don Haller, walked up Eagle Cap on a very weird day, with clouds of smoke from fires to the east greatly altering visibility from hour to hour. Scattered low clouds added to the confusion. Wimpy Scoutmaster (me) aborted the rest of the loop planned to Glacier, Glacier Lake, and back to Lake Basin. By the time we scurried back to Mirror Lake, thunder storm cells began passing by on either side of us, unseen in the other confusion. Bright sunshine burst out regularly too. Mid-August 1993
Posted Mar 9, 2007 7:37 am

icewormFirst 50+ miler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2000

iceworm

This was my first 50+ plus mile backpack trip with my dad and a friend of the family. This was the summer of all the great fires in the area and from the summit the view was primarily obscured due to smoke. Fun hike and defiantly the highlight of the trip. hope to return soon, just haven't gotten around to it.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 6:02 pm

KateRoute Climbed: East Fork/Lakes Basin

Kate

From Mirror Lake (with W.).

Arguably my all-time favorite in Oregon. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but we only saw a handful of people the entire week we were at Mirror. Perfect wilderness, and a sunny day on the summit to enjoy it.
Posted May 1, 2006 6:09 pm

splattskiRoute climbed: East Fork Eagle Creek, Horton Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2002

splattski

We came in from the south and summitted on our anniversary. Snowy. Didn't see another soul for three days (car to car).
Posted Mar 16, 2006 11:21 pm

rlearyRoute Climbed: Climbed from Mirror Lake Date Climbed: October 9, 2005  Sucess!
Almost complete whiteout until we got to the summit. Then it cleared up a bit for the way down.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 5:12 pm

mandrakeRoute Climbed: Glacier Pass Date Climbed: Sept 4, 2005  Sucess!

mandrake

Group ascended the ridge from Glacier Pass and traversed to Eagle Cap's SE ridge. Some scree, but easy going; boot trail from there up to the summit. Great weather and awesome views off the summit. Returned by the same route and headed over to nearby Glacier Peak.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 3:13 pm

mtncorgRoute Climbed: Lostine/Horton Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

mtncorg

Sunny and warm. Came in the gorgeous East Lostine Valley and camped at Upper Lake. But it was so early in the day when we got to the lake, that the little dog and I went on up to the top. You really get a feel for the Wallowa geography up here. Everyone was over at Mirror so we had Upper all to ourselves with the grand view down the Lostine.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 3:09 pm

annaleiserabinekRoute Climbed: Lostine/Horton Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

annaleiserabinek

See Cornvallis post below. Fantastic area! I'd even say the prettiest in the state.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 11:49 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: Lostine/Horton Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Cornvallis

Very nice three day trip with Shelby into the lakes basin. Hiked up Eagle Cap on the second day. Lots of snow above Upper Lake made an already beautiful area even more scenic. From the summit we dropped down to Glacier Lake and back up Glacier Pass, highly recomended loop. Had some fun glissades on the descent. I love the Wallowas, I need a job in Joseph!
Posted Jul 20, 2005 11:46 pm

jdavies212Route Climbed: Trail from Lakes Basin Date Climbed: September 1982  Sucess!

jdavies212

A 10-day camping/roaming trip in the lake basin below Eagle Cap included a day-hike to the top of this peak. A fairly plain mountain and trail, but the views from the top are what it's all about. My first experience in the Wallowa's and hopefully not my last.
Posted Apr 24, 2005 11:21 pm

mrhRoute Climbed: From Lakes Basin Date Climbed: August 31, 1997  Sucess!

mrh

Labor Day 1997, my wife and I camped in the Lakes Basin. One afternoon she stayed in camp tired so I took off for the summit. It was an easy climb with great views. Unfortunately this mountain gets a lot of traffic and the summit was pretty trampled. The mountain and enitre vicinity was full of people because it was Labor Day, but still was a very nice weekend. Very few mountains out there as beautiful as this one.
Posted Sep 28, 2004 8:29 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: East Fork Lostine River valley Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2004  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

This was a stop for a photo op on the way to Glacier Peak to the south. Ran most of the way - what a beautiful valley. The trail has been re-alligned some since I was last here and it's an improvement. Long day - with bagging Glacier Peak, total distance was 23.3 miles and 10 hours. Very hot day in the lowlands - 105 in some areas made this the perfect day to travel light into the high country - about 70 degrees on top!



Also did this one from the Wallowa Lake trailhead on 8/29/96.
Posted Sep 24, 2004 7:45 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Lostine Valley Date Climbed: 28 September 2003  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

A beautiful hike in the fall. A few light patches of snow on the east side of the rige line.
Posted Sep 22, 2004 6:32 pm

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: East Fork Lostine Date Climbed: October 5, 2003  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Man, do I love the Wallowas! Drove out from Portland Saturday morning and started up about 1:15 pm. Hardest part of the hike is in the first 3 miles when you are fresh. Made the ponds and then enjoyed a beautiful stroll for 2 and a half miles in the Lostine Meadow with Eagle Cap dominating the view the whole way. At one point I was looking down and almost walked into a mule deer. He jumped behind a tree and then stood there about 3 feet from me looking at me like "Dude, watch it!" Made the Lakes Basin about 4:45 pm (what an incredible area) and decided to keep on going. Decided to bivy about 8300 feet on a flat area just before you gain the ridge above the pass. Had some dinner and watched the sun go down as the moon came up over Eagle Cap. Was incredible but my camera wouldn't cooperate.



Trying to sleep under that moon was like trying to sleep under a street light. I could make out detail on the Matterhorn at midnight. A little bit later some clouds whooshed in and I wondered if my decision to bring only the bivy sack was unwise, but, they whooshed out about an hour later. Learned that the Wallowas are under flight paths and watched some jets whizz by about every 20 minutes or so heading to Portland or Seattle. And of course, every sound you hear when you bivy solo sounds like a cougar or a bear but are probably pikas and sparrows. About 1 am I finally fell asleep for good.



Woke up about 6:30 am to some clouds and I could see some rain on the horizon so, after some breakfast and stashing my pack, I hurried up to the summit enjoying the views. Walked into a group of about 5 huge grouse near the summit. Once on top, I could see the clouds were disappearing and the sun came out. Enjoyed great views for about 40 minutes before heading down. Man, I did not want to come down. Hiked out at a pretty good pace and back to the car by 2:30 pm. Then the long drive back to Portland. I think it took me about 5 and a half hours hiking time to the summit and 4 and a half out (minus bivy time). Great weather.

Posted Oct 6, 2003 12:05 am

DeanRoute Climbed: Standard walk up Date Climbed: 8-23-03  Sucess!

Dean

Want to viisit an area with a definite WOW factor? The top of Eagle Cap is such a place. The scenery is fantastic in all directions and made me wonder why I haven't ever visited this area before. We did the 20 miles and 4000 feet of elevation gain from the Two pan trailhead in 12 hours, which included numerous talking breaks and a good hour on the summit visiting with folks from the tri-cities and Spokane. A great day with a new found friend named Bill Jacobs.
Posted Aug 24, 2003 12:58 am

rpcRoute Climbed: Via East Frok of Lostine River & Horton Pass Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

rpc

My wife and I hiked up on a beautiful Saturday. Perfect weather - clear, hot, and windless! Hit patchy snow at about 7000 feet - became continuous at about 7600 feet. What a beautiful summit with great views of all of the Wallowa's major mountains. Bivied just below the summit pinnacle (~9000 feet) under clear skies. A great way to spend our 5th year anniversary!
Posted Jun 30, 2003 9:09 am

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