vote on this one twice. Really great job.
Thanks Brian, I'm glad you like it.
Now I even know what kind of fish I can find in the area.
and a luring presentation - I hope I can get there some day.
Also an enormously assiduous work, how long did it take you?
I don't recall how long it took me. Probably several days of an hour or two here than there. I really need to update it however since there has been some good material submitted by others that could improve the look.
i hope to someday make a page half as cool as all yours are. i am going there this summer. I plan on going to mirror lake. do u have any other suggestions.
Geeze, anywhere in the Wallowas is great. Hard to suggest any particular spot. Mirror Lake and the lake basin is certainly a fantastic place. The one negative about it is you will likely have company there. Though its not so bad. We camped there on Labor Day 1997 and had many camps all around us. But no one could see eachother because of the terrain. If you avoid Labor
Day you'll still have company, but probably not too many, especially if you avoid the weekends.
Just found this site a few days ago and this page is amazing! So much info on the Wallowas in one place. I made 3 pack trips with my family into the Eagle Cap Wilderness between the ages of 5 and 7 in the late '60s, camping around Horseshoe and Douglas Lakes. This gives some depth to those fond memories. I learned a lot during those experiences--like where to be in a high-mountain electrical storm.
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed the page.
Drain into both the Lostine and Minam Rivers like the topo shows it doing?
I believe it does. It had a natural outlet into one and then they put a low dam on it to raise the lake level a little so it flows out the other as well. I'm not sure which is the natural outflow and which has been created.
I noticed that there is no SummitPost page for it. Anyone on this site done it? Which side is the easiest approach?
I don't know if anyone has done it or not, but yes there is no page yet. I have been hoping to head down there for a few years, but haven't been able to get away. I know Caleb (see comments above) started to last year, but had to abort when he strained his knee. He might now the best way. Looking at the map, I have had the thought of heading straight up the south face after hiking the trail from the trailhead on the Lostine River. But generally I arrive at a mountain and decide at the time depending on what I see.
Thanks! Well, I will be up there next week with a buddy and report back on what we find.
Well, we looked at it from the west and decided it looked a bit much for us. There are several intermediate points to be crossed that look rather difficult. Might be more vulnerable from the east.
Yes, I always thought I would need to do it from the east as well. Maybe someday.