Backpack the Wallowa Mountains
The Wallowa Mountains are a hidden gem in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Rising up from the mile-deep canyon of the Snake River on the Idaho border, these peaks reach almost 10,000 feet. Eagle Cap Wilderness Area covers most of these mountains, offering great backpacking opportunities. Join us on this amazing week-long hike through the high country, complete with alpine lakes, glacier-carved valleys, lush meadows, and incredible sights. The group plans to hike an average of 6 miles per day carrying backpacks. Trails in the Wallowas are generally steep, but the scenery makes the effort worthwhile. This wilderness is one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest and looks much like the Swiss Alps. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.
Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
Cost: $50 - $1075. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify.
Food: Gluten-Free, Vegan and non-medical specialty diets cannot be accommodated on this trip. Vegetarian diets are welcome. Check out Backpacking in the Cascades for options with restricted diets.
These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, June 30th. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your @lclark.edu email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform for the Waiver.
Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 30th.
Check out pictures from other times we’ve gone here!
- Backpack Wallowas NST 2021a and 2021b and 2021c
And this awesome student-made video from 2018!