Route Climbed: East Ridge Via Ice Lake Date Climbed: 10/12/02
Made the hike to Ice Lake in the dark which was very cold. There wasn't really any snow. The climb was pretty straightfoward, there were no problems. Everyone should check out Jumping Dog camp at Ice Lake.
Hiked up to Ice Lake in foggy/cold conditions. The fog/clouds parted a few times at Ice Lk. to reveal the whitetish face of Matterhorn. Cleared the fog just above Ice Lake. Spectacular views from top although most of the low lands were shrouded in fog. Got a decent view of Eagle Cap from top. Beautiful area.
Route Climbed: East slopes Date Climbed: July 1986
My friend Bob and I went to the Wallowas for a weekend trip in July 1986. We hiked to Ice Lake and camped there. On the way up to the lake we were passed by a couple of very fit lady teachers from Alaska who said they were planning to climb Matterhorn as well. We didn't see where they were camped, but in the morning they got a head start on us, then waited for us to catch up, and we all climbed together. The route is easy to follow and the views are great! Now that we know that Sacajawea is higher then Matterhorn, I wish we had taken the time for it as well!