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Eagle Cap Wilderness

Four days and 3 nights in the Wallowas... One of the most beautiful backpacking trips I have done.
47 miles (12, 12, 13, 10) and 9,000 feet of climbing.
Our route
Our route
The trail begins
The trail begins
West Fork of the Wallowa River
West Fork of the Wallowa River
Day 1
Day 1
Fire weed
Fire weed
Spotted flower
Spotted flower
Flower meadows
Flower meadows
Color everywhere
Color everywhere
Flower meadows
Flower meadows
Riding the log across the river
Riding the log across the river
River and flowers
River and flowers
Blue butterflies
Blue butterflies
Frazier Lake
Frazier Lake
Our camp site for nights 1 and 2
Our camp site for nights 1 and 2
Frozen tent
Frozen tent
Frosted camp stove
Frosted camp stove
Morning in camp
Morning in camp
Waterfall vista on day 2
Waterfall vista on day 2
Alpine valley
Alpine valley
The valley leading up to glacier Lake. Eagle Cap at right.
The valley leading up to glacier Lake. Eagle Cap at right.
Glacier Lake outflow
Glacier Lake outflow
Arrived at Glacier Lake
Arrived at Glacier Lake
Glacier Lake and Eagle Cap
Glacier Lake and Eagle Cap
The Grompes and Eagle Cap
The Grompes and Eagle Cap
Glacier Lake from the pass
Glacier Lake from the pass
Markus in Glacier pass
Markus in Glacier pass
Glacier Lake panorama from Glacier pass
Glacier Lake panorama from Glacier pass
Glacier pass
Glacier pass
View from the pass towards Moccasin Lake
View from the pass towards Moccasin Lake
Tree skeletons
Tree skeletons
Lupins and creek
Lupins and creek
Approaching Moccasin Lake
Approaching Moccasin Lake
Checking out the water
Checking out the water
Perfect swimming
Perfect swimming
Our lunch spot
Our lunch spot
Back up to the pass
Back up to the pass
Glacier Lake again
Glacier Lake again
Evening in camp
Evening in camp
First sunlight at Frazier Lake
First sunlight at Frazier Lake
The sun keeps moving
The sun keeps moving
Symmetry
Symmetry
The sun has arrived at the lake
The sun has arrived at the lake
Shaded flowers
Shaded flowers
Crossing the river
Crossing the river
Made it
Made it
Hiking along
Hiking along
Lower part of the Polaris pass climb
Lower part of the Polaris pass climb
We have a long ways to go
We have a long ways to go
Flower meadows near the pass
Flower meadows near the pass
Spectacular colors
Spectacular colors
Looking down to where we came from
Looking down to where we came from
Last slope before the pass
Last slope before the pass
Teresa and Markus at Polaris Pass
Teresa and Markus at Polaris Pass
Pass selfie
Pass selfie
Polaris view to the East
Polaris view to the East
Polaris view to the West
Polaris view to the West
The mountains and us
The mountains and us
Trail down from Polaris Pass
Trail down from Polaris Pass
Rivers of color
Rivers of color
Bands of blue, yellow, green and red
Bands of blue, yellow, green and red
Wild colors
Wild colors
Pine throne
Pine throne
View from Tenderfoot pass
View from Tenderfoot pass
Forest living
Forest living
Aneroid Lake forest camping
Aneroid Lake forest camping
East Fork of the Wallowa River
East Fork of the Wallowa River
Picking wild rasberries
Picking wild rasberries
Last day
Last day
Wallowa Lake on the hike out
Wallowa Lake on the hike out